Members of the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis will conduct a roadblock from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 and again on Saturday, Oct. 5 as part of its 2019 Peanut Day fundraising project.
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 towards the Academic Awards Ceremony, which awards scholarships to students from Massac County schools.
Other programs Kiwanis donates monies toward are Clothes Closet for Kids, Weekend Blessing, Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC), Reaching for Kids, Youth Fair, Hope Unlimited, Two Rivers Child Advocacy, New Pathways, Guardian Family Services, United Way and COPE Food Pantry.
In addition to these, Kiwanis sponsors Massac County High School Key Club and donates funds internationally to the Kiwanis International Foundation in their efforts to partner with UNICEF to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus, which kills thousands of mothers and children in developing nations.
Kiwanis Peanut Day is one of three fundraising projects that support the children and adults in the community.