Annual Peanut Sales
In addition to the Kiwanis International
Peanut Days event , we also hold other fundraising events.
Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Each 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 one of the club’s regular fundraisers, and
the monies donated go to various community projects sponsored by the
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. In addition to his role as
Kiwanis Poet Laureate, Dave Dobson is the club’s resident Sausage
Meister. Mike Damler, Mixer Extraordinaire, wields an expert mixing
spoon in the preparation of the pancake batter, and Ed Wachala,
Grill Chief, knows just how long to cook the cakes to golden
perfection (once the finicky griddle is lit).
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
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
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
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.
fundraising program was inspired by a program presented by Janet
Boyer. Her guest speakers Rose Mattix, Nora Lingerfelter and
Pat Kunz from Decatur taught club members how to make necklaces from
various types of yarn. The project raised much more than ever
expected thanks to the hard work of several club members!