Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek providing scholarships to college-bound high school seniors

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek is working with nine area high schools to provide scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. The scholarship committee is chaired by George Mulloy and his committee members are Carol Prellberg, Karen Mallo and Dr. Greg Peterson. This year the club will award more than $15.,000 in scholarships, according to […]

Businesses, churches and groups collect gifts for Queen Creek families in need

  Nearly 500 children and their families will have a happier Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of local businesses, churches and groups. During the 2017 Adopt A Family project to benefit the Queen Creek Unified School District Family Resource Center, the following collected gifts to distribute to the 187 families, which comprised 496 […]

Discounted ride wristbands for holiday carnival on sale through Nov. 29

Time is running out to save $10 off the price of unlimited-ride wristbands for the town of Queen Creek’s annual Holiday Festival and Parade. A Great Northern A’ Fair will operate Nov. 30-Dec. 2, leading up to the festival and parade on Dec. 2 in the Town Center. The wristbands – which will be good for […]

Queen Creek Kiwanis thanks restaurateurs for program support

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek is thanking area businesses for their contributions to a Kiwanis program. Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek Past President Jim Skiotes has been making the rounds to area restaurants who supply gift certificates for the organization’s student-of-the-month program. On Oct. 24, Mr. Skiotes recognized Frank Greco, owner of Baci Italian Bistro, […]

No meeting July 5 for Queen Creek Town Council, other meeting news

The Queen Creek Town Council has cancelled its July 5 meeting, according to an e-mailed response to questions from Constance Halonen-Wilson, the town’s public information officer. For the remainder of the summer, the council will continue to meet on its regular schedule. Town council meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third […]

Calendar of events for Queen Creek

DEC. 20-TUESDAY •Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek: 6:30 p.m., Queen Creek Unified School District administrative building, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road in Queen Creek. The club meets on the second and third Tuesdays of the month. For more information, visit its website at DEC. 21-WEDNESDAY •Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m., Queen […]

Volunteers, sponsors, parade entrants needed to make QC holiday festival bigger than ever

The leaves are turning colors and the days are getting shorter. It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. That’s right, it’s parade time. Queen Creek’s 34th annual Holiday Festival and Parade is happening on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Town Center. This event began with a few neighbors and their lawnmowers having fun […]

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek distributes dictionaries to area 3rd-graders

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek is busy with its next project. Starting in October and continuing through November our club is distributing more than 2,000 dictionaries to third-grade students in more than 20 area schools.

Spearheaded by Jim Skiotes and Maria Silva, several of our members — including Troy Young, Rose Ann Dodson, Sandy McGeorge, past member Bob Whaley and myself — are visiting each third-grade class to hand out the dictionaries. Each student receives his or her own dictionary and puts his or her name in it. The teachers also receive a dictionary and many of them utilize those dictionaries throughout the year for reference and even instruction.
Each year our Kiwanis Club spends between $2,000 and $3,000 on this project. It is one of our most rewarding projects and we receive many thank you notes and even hugs for our efforts. The money for this and most of our other projects comes in part from the clothing donation boxes located at the schools that are so generously supported by the public. Without this source of income it would not be possible to do many of our projects that support our motto, “Serving the children of the world,” Please consider joining our club and helping us make a difference.

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek installs 2015-16 officers

  The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek held its installation banquet Oct. 3 at the San Tan Café to install new officers for the 2015-16 year and present awards and honors for the past year. Their newest member — Miguel Garcia — was inducted into the club that night. The installation of officers was conducted […]