Being paid in peanuts is often considered to be a bad thing, but for children supported by the Kiwanis Club peanuts are worth their weight in gold.
May 16-21, the Trenton Kiwanis Club is inviting the community to stop by the Trenton Post Office or West Grange Pharmacy to pick up a bag or two of peanuts. Donations collected from the peanut fundraiser will go directly into the Club treasury to help with children-centered projects, which are the main focus of their philanthropic efforts.
Donations are accepted in any amount and are greatly appreciated by the small 11-person membership of the Trenton branch of the International Kiwanis Club. Last year's peanut sale donations topped out around $1000 and member James Schropp hopes that this year's donations will be even more substantial.
Schropp, assuredly like the other dedicated members of the club, is steadfast in his commitment to the Kiwanis mission as he feels that not only does the Club offer members friendship and camaraderie but also does a great deal for needy children.
“I continue to believe in serving others especially where children take a prominent role.”
Typically it is members who sell each spring and fall, but the Club is always welcoming new volunteers to help collect donations. Anyone who is interested in volunteering or learning more about the organization and events can call Schropp at 734-675-1873.
The Club will also be hosting a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at Woodhaven Bowling Lanes in June. Call Schropp for details or keep checking Trenton Patch for more information about this event.