By: Sarah Meikle/
There are a handful of service clubs in Lenawee County. One in particular you may have heard of, is The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh and wondered what it’s all about or what they do for our community.
The Kiwanis Club is in its 60th year of service to Tecumseh Area Youth. They support the community youth in a variety of ways. Each year they give eight to ten scholarships worth $1,000 to $2,000 to graduating seniors. They sponsor Boys and Girls State, Tecumseh Relays for both boys and girls swim teams, and help support Little League, CISTA of Tecumseh, and Tecumseh Middle and High School Robotics Teams.
The Club helps to clean our county through the Adopt-A-Highway program and supplies Friday Back-Packs (lunch bags) for low income families to provide a healthy lunch over the weekend. They also support The Tecumseh Service Club and the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing.
Other projects include a 40 year tradition of giving a Christmas Party for Porter Center Students, and setting out fire barrels in downtown Tecumseh for the first day of the Christmas Season,
The members sell gourmet nuts and install American Flags, currently 535, purchased by businesses and residents to commemorate five of our holidays. These projects help supplement needed income.
The Kiwanis Club, also, sponsors the Travel and Adventure Series at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts.
We are very thankful for their donations of diapers to Lenawee Great Start for families in need in Lenawee County.
If you would like more information of the history and service of The Tecumseh Kiwanis Club you can visit their website at www.tecumsehkiwanis.org