Club Notes: Kiwanis Club focuses on children during holidays

December 28. 2017 11:38PM
Boys & Girls Club member Jayden has her face painted at the Kiwanis Club's “Celebrate With A Child” event. (Courtesy)

Kiwanis Club focuses on children during holidays

MANCHESTER — The Kiwanis Club of Manchester celebrates and supports children year-round, with a special focus on the holiday season and assisting the families of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. 

“Walk With A Child” and “Celebrate With A Child” are two annual events that help make Christmas brighter for these children, the club said.

Club member Corri Wilson said 28 children and their families participated in “Celebrate With A Child.” “The children enjoyed a morning of crafts and gift shopping, followed by a pizza lunch and meeting with Santa,” she said.

Member A. Robert Dionne said, “Walk With A Child is an amazing yearly event that not only provides much needed warm clothing for kids in need, but also serves as a highlight for the Kiwanians and college students that get to shop with them - a win-win all around!”

The Manchester club, chartered in 1921, was the first Kiwanis Club in the state. The volunteer-run nonprofit organization is open to men and women interested in helping to improve the quality of life in Manchester, particularly the lives of the city’s children and youth. The club does this through community service projects, fundraising, scholarships and by partnering with area schools and organizations. For more information, go to
Chris Grant, right, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Manchester helps Boys & Girls Club of Manchester member Amarache shop during the club’s “Walk With A Child” event. (Courtesy)

Manchester artists group sets January meeting

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Artists Association’s next meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the Manchester City Library’s Winchell Room, 405 Pine St.

The speaker will be Tracey Goodwin, the association’s website manager, who will reveal the group’s new website. She also will demonstrate how simple it is for people to create their own website using Wordpress. 

A variety of artwork will be on display, and light refreshments will be available. 

The free meeting is open to the public. Weather cancellations will be reported on WMUR-TV. For more about the group, go to

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