Members of the Kiwanis and Massac County High School Key Club members will set up roadblocks at two intersections in Metropolis to solicit donations and distribute peanuts.
Established in 1937, Kiwanis of Metropolis assists children in the local community and also internationally through several critical programs.
Over the years, the Metropolis Kiwanis Club has donated thousands of dollars toward the academic banquet, which awards scholarships to students from Massac County schools.
Other programs that Kiwanis donates monies toward are Project Help, Rebuilding Together, Guardian Family Services, United Way, COPE Food Pantry and SIU Wilderness Program Summer Camp for Children.
In addition to these, Kiwanis sponsors Massac County High School Key Club and donates funds internationally to the Kiwanis International Foundation along with supporting world-class researchers looking for cures for Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, leukemia, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and other neurological diseases of the central nervous system.
Kiwanis Peanut Day is one of three fund-raising projects that support the children and adults in the community.