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April 2, 2013

Kiwanis forms club for elementary pupils

JOHNSTOWN — A new community service club is set to kick off at West Side Elementary School.

The Kiwanis Club of Johnstown announced the formation of a K-Kids Club and will present 25 pupil members with certificates at a K Family Night gathering at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria of Greater Johnstown High School.

K-Kids is for pupils in elementary school and it teaches youth the value of helping others by taking part in community projects.

The charter night presentation will be made to the club by Pennsylvania District Governor Bruce Eberly.

In addition, three elementary and 10 high school Key Club teacher advisers from the Greater Johnstown School District will be inducted into the Kiwanis Club of Johnstown.

“The teachers were already involved in joint community projects, so we asked them if they’d like to be inducted into Kiwanis and they agreed,” said Fred Smith, president of Kiwanis Club of Johnstown.

Also in attendance will be members of Pitt-Johnstown’s Circle K organization and Johnstown Middle School pupils who are members of the Kiwanis Builders Club.

“We’ll have kids of all ages here for this get-together and I’m expecting there to be around 200 people,” Smith said.

The club also will be recognized for its 95 years of service to the Johnstown community.

Those in attendance will be served a free pancake and sausage dinner that will be served by members of the Johnstown High School Key Club.

“For an inner city school, it’s wonderful.

“These students have done over 30 projects, and it’s giving them an opportunity to be involved in the community,” Smith said.

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