Potsdam Kiwanis selling balloons, fried dough during Potsdam Summer Fest July 8- 10
Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:22 am

POTSDAM _ The Potsdam Kiwanis Club is continuing its fundraising campaign this weekend to support a new scholarship that recognizes students who give back to the community.

Kiwanis will sell glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces, helium balloons, rain ponchos and bottled water at the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce Summer Festival next to its popular fried-dough tent in front of the former Arlington Inn.

All money raised will to go a newly created scholarship fund, which will present its first $500 award in June 2011. The selection will be based on a student’s community service, leadership and academic career and will require an essay and nomination letter with each application.

Kiwanis will also have a receptacle available at Summer Fest to accept empty water and soft-drink bottles. The deposit money will go to the Potsdam Animal Shelter. K-Kids, the elementary-school chapter of Kiwanis, are animal-shelter ambassadors who regularly visit to play with the cats, walk the dogs and learn proper pet care. CJ Kegs, Cases and More in the SeaComm Plaza also accepts bottle donations all year on behalf of K Kids.

If you would like to help the community and support children’s programs and activities, Club President Jim Murphy asks people to consider becoming a member of Kiwanis.

For more information, contact Murphy at 265-1670 or murphyjamesa@yahoo.com.