Tom and Jan Brockner, longtime Peanut Days co-chairs, announced the kickoff for the Kiwanis Club of Elgin’s annual Peanut Days fundraiser on Sept. 1.
Deliveries of peanuts will be offered throughout the month.
Boxes with 48 bags of peanuts are available for a $50 donation. In addition to box sales, members will be visible at area businesses on Friday, Sept. 23, offering the familiar bags.
The Kiwanis Club of Elgin, now in its 102nd year, is a service organization dedicated to serving children of the Elgin community.
With peanut proceeds, the club funds grants to local organizations. This year’s focus will be the Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, a collaborative effort among area agencies, with a focus on children who are happy, healthy and ready for kindergarten.
Kiwanis will provide support for their “Language in the Laundromat” sites.
Consider using peanuts for Halloween treats or for customers.
Orders can be placed on the club website, elgin.kiwanisone.org, by calling Tom Brockner at (847) 741-3257 or via U.S. mail to Kiwanis Club of Elgin, Attn: Peanuts, P.O. Box 5262, Elgin IL 60121.
The Kiwanis Club of Elgin meets at noon Tuesdays at the Holiday Inn, off Route in Elgin. It also is offered via Zoom. Newcomers are welcome. Cost is $15 for the in-person lunch.
Meeting topics vary. On Sept. 6, Tony Lucenko talked about “What’s Happening in Ukraine.” On Sept. 20, it will be author John Wood Sweet on “The Sewing Girl’s Tale.”