Kiwanis Peanut Day—Number 66


On Friday, September 29, the Kiwanis Clubs of Evanston will be on street corners, near ‘el’ stops and the Metra, in front of grocery stores, selling peanuts to the public.   A yearly effort, the peanut sales helps each club raise funds to ‘serve the children of the world’, a cornerstone of Kiwanis  International.

Kiwanians embraced the peanuts as a way to raise funds and draw attention to the organization raising $77 million dollars nationwide since its inception.   “People are remarkably generous”, said Jim Wolinski, president of the Kiwanis Club of Evanston. “It’s not unusual to have people and corporations  make a contribution  because they know here in Evanston, the monies raised are given back to 20 plus programs serving  Evanston youth and children, in addition to two $1000 scholarships for Evanston Township High School students annually. 

If you are interested in ordering peanuts for your company or tailgate menu, please contact Jim Wolinski at 847-436-2042.   And watch for Kiwanians on September 29, on the streets of Evanston…they will be happy to sell  you some very fresh peanuts. 





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