St. Charles Kiwanis is celebrating 75 years with birthday party picnic Aug. 28

  • The Grand Pavilion in Pottawatomie Park will be the site of the St. Charles Kiwanis Club's 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 28.

    The Grand Pavilion in Pottawatomie Park will be the site of the St. Charles Kiwanis Club's 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 28. Courtesy of Brock Seney

 
 
Updated 8/2/2022 6:52 PM

The St. Charles Kiwanis Club is throwing itself a birthday party, celebrating 75 years of service to the community.

The party picnic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grand Pavilion in Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave.

 

Kiwanians past and present, along with family and friends, will enjoy magic, music, balloons, hot dogs, and ice cream.

There will be face painting, a Nature Scavenger Hunt for kids, and naturalist Pam Otto from the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center has promised to stop by with a "few critters."

"We'd like to see about 150 people turn out for this," said Darlene Riebe, chairman of the 75th Anniversary Committee.

The original St. Charles Kiwanis Club was founded in 1923 and disbanded at the outset of World War II in 1941.

The club was revived in 1964, making the 2021-22 fiscal year its 75th year of existence.

The club's mission is to serve the children of the world, one child and one community at a time. Its fundraising efforts support nearly 40 local organizations that help area children and families in need.

The club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Avenue in St. Charles.

New members are always welcome. For more information, visit kiwanisofstcharles.org.