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On Friday, Dec. 19, Levittown Kiwanis hosted its Annual Holiday Party for students in the Summit Lane DLC Program. This was a special day that was as enjoyable for the Kiwanis members who got to see the joy on the children's faces as it is for the children who each received a present from Santa and his elf.

The Levittown Kiwanis Club will be holding its first-ever Cruise Ship Horse Racing Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at North Levittown Lanes. For the $15 admission fee those attending will receive a night of fun and laughter, food, refreshments and a free game of bowling after the races. Prizes for the horse racing include a 27" TV, digital camera and ipods.

Money raised will be used by the Levittown Kiwanis Club to assist those less fortunate in the community.

For more information or to buy tickets for this great event, please call Ann Torcivia at 822-5966.

Terrific Kids is a program that provides schools with a tool to reward students for special achievements that may otherwise go unnoticed. Last year alone, the Levittown Kiwanis Club recognized 1,200 Terrific Kids. The club has begun scheduling the Terrific Kids Programs in each of the elementary and middle schools in the Levittown and Island Trees Districts for the current school year.

The following are the Terrific Kids Programs that have been scheduled for the 2008/09 school year: Thursday 1/29 8:30 a.m. Salk Middle School, Thursday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. East Broadway School, Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 9:15 a.m. Wisdom Lane Middle School, Monday, Feb. 9 at 9:45 a.m. Summit Lane School, Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 2:15 p.m. Northside School, Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 9:15 a.m. Gardiners Avenue School, Friday, Feb. 13 at 9:45 a.m. Lee Road School.

Please save all your soda/drink flip top tabs and all your General Mills box tops and Campbell Soup labels and turn them in to the Levittown Kiwanis Club at one of our meetings. The box tops and soup labels go to St. Jude's Ranch for Children. When St. Jude's reaches 300,000 box tops and soup labels they are able to redeem them for a Chrysler Caravan. The soda tabs are now being donated to Mercy Hospital. Anyone who would like to make a donation can drop them off at La Focaccia Restaurant (70 East Village Green) or call Club President Susie Trenkle at 804-8906.

The Levittown Kiwanis Club is a very active part of our local community. Levittown Kiwanis hosts food drives, sends underprivileged children to camp, gives scholarships, sponsors community events and more. If you are interested in learning more about this philanthropic organization and the good works the club does come to a meeting. Guests are welcome to attend. Levittown Kiwanis meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at La Focaccia Restaurant, 70 East Village Green, Levittown, NY 11756, Telephone: 796-4461. For more information, contact President Susie Trenkle at 804-8906

Look for the Kiwanis Korner in the Levittown Tribune every week.


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