Since 1949, the Kiwanis Club of Holt has been impacting the lives of children, young adults, and community members through community events and service projects.
“Across the board, we just try to do things that help the community,” said Chris Trubac, president of the club.
The Kiwanis Club is responsible for many of the annual events and community initiatives that Holt residents have come to cherish, including the Easter Egg Hunt at Valhalla Park, the Christmas Tree Lighting at Veterans Memorial Park, and the annual dinner for the top 10 graduating seniors at Holt High School, among others. One of their largest service projects in Holt is the Lockhart Special Bowling Club, a program that brings together children and young adults with special needs for a fun afternoon of bowling.
“There’s so much that these clubs do to make the community a better place to live and it goes unseen by a lot of folks,” Trubac said. “They don’t realize what’s going on in the background. My fear is that as our membership gets older, clubs like Kiwanis are going to disappear.”
The Kiwanis Club of Holt is always reaching out to the community to recruit new members and volunteers. People can volunteer on a project-by-project basis or get more plugged in by becoming a member. No matter which option people choose, the Kiwanis Club hopes that more people will consider giving back to their community through these programs and initiatives.
To learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Holt, please visit sites.google.com/site/kiwanisclubofholt/