A Couple of Our Regular Fundraising Activities
A Note About the Funds we Receive
100% of the money we collect from the public is used for service. Money to support our administrative needs (this website for example) comes from members, not the public.
Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Twice a year Tuscola Kiwanians don chefs’ hats, fry up a mess of sausage, and their heat up the griddle for the annual pancake and sausage breakfast. It is two of the club’s regular fundraisers, and the monies donated go to various community projects sponsored by the club.
Kiwanians arise at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning to cook and serve some 300 pancakes and 40 pounds of sausage (and all the trimmings) to about 150 hungry folks.
Setting up for the breakfast, cooking, serving the crowds, and cleaning up afterward require teamwork, expertise, and stamina. Something Tuscola Kiwanians have in spades. It is also lots of fun and a good opportunity for club and community fellowship.
Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser
One of the Kiwanis events that the community looks forward to is the annual All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry. Each year Tuscola Kiwanians thaw and fry up about 200 pounds of fish. The meal also includes cole slaw, baked beans, bread/butter, beverage and choice of home-made desserts. It is one of the club’s regular fundraisers, and the monies donated go to various community projects sponsored by the club.
Kiwanians start a couple of days before the fish fry by thawing and preparing the fish. Mid-afternoon on a Friday the members dredge, fry and serve some 200 pounds of fish with all the fixings. The home-made desserts pour in from members to finish off this great meal.
Though this fundraiser requires a lot of planning, preparation, cooking, serving the people and cleaning up the facility, it is a very fun and satisfying event for the club. All the hard work pays off! The members really enjoy the interaction and fun with each other, and members of the community.