Kiwanis Club selling carnations today at Hy-Vee

Local Kiwanian George Shields helps cut carnations as part of the groups 2017 carnation sale. The Kiwanis are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on April 9. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


FORT MADISON – Stop by and get a carnation for a special someone, and help a child in the process.

The Fort Madison’s Kiwanis Club will be selling carnations as part of it’s Carnations for Kids at Hy-Vee in Fort Madison today starting at 9 a.m.

All proceeds help Kiwanis keep their pledge to serve the children of the world.

Over the past years, the club has raised over $35,000 for Children’s Miracle Network at Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Hundreds of children from Lee County visit the hospital in Iowa City each year.  Contributions to Carnations for Kids helps to make their stay at the hospital a little more comfortable.  It also helps to supply tutors so they do not fall behind in their school work.

This year, the Kiwanis Club hopes to raise over $1,500 during Carnations for Kids Day.  In addition to the Children’s Miracle Network, this year, we will be donating $300 to the Kiwanis Spastic Paralysis Foundation.

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