Potsdam Kiwanis hosts food drive March 23-27 and spaghetti dinner April 10
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Pictured in front are Jacob Pierce, Carson Ells, Susan Pierce and Shelbie Briggs. In back are Kylee Matott, Marcy Adams, Kaylee Peck and Melissa Pierce.

POTSDAM -- As part of the Kiwanis’ ongoing service efforts, the Potsdam Kiwanis club will host a food drive and spaghetti supper in upcoming weeks.

The Potsdam Kiwanis Club’s Key Club and K-kids youth groups will hold the food drive starting Saturday, March 23.

The drive will benefit the Potsdam Neighborhood Center and Potsdam Helping Hands.

Food donations will be collected at the Potsdam Save-A-Lot March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations will also be collected at the Potsdam IGA March 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. and March 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

In addition to the a food drive, the club will sell tickets to the spaghetti supper planned for Wednesday, April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Potsdam high school cafeteria.

The supper will include spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert.

An auction will also be held during the supper.

Tickets will be $7 for adults, $5 for ages five to 11 and free for kids under four.

At Lawrence Avenue Elementary School, the K-Kids work to make the community a better place. At the elementary level, K-Kids International focuses on the school and community.

The Key Club recently sent members to Albany for the state Key Club Leadership Training Conference. “This is a conference where students from all over New York State as well as different parts of the nations, where they attend seminars and workshops on officer training, ideas for service projects they can do and where the students go to exchange ideas on how to better serve their schools and communities,” said club secretary Carla Ingram.

Kiwanis also sponsors the Clarkson University Circle K. The Circle K college students also hold a Leadership Conference at the state level where students can get ideas on how to manage their time and serve their communities, schools and homes.

The Kiwanis Club has been serving the Potsdam community for almost 25 years.