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Guest Blog - Pete Hoell, Vice President, Germantown Kiwanis
"I am currently a member of the Germantown Kiwanis group and we are in the process of investigating a community project. As a Kiwanis organization, our primary goal is to support children through grants for activities and projects, scholarships, donations for children's programs and other miscellaneous children's activities.
Some of you may be familiar with Kiwanis as our primary fundraiser is the July 4th Festivities here in Germantown.
The project we are now investigating is to raise funds and finance the construction of a band shell at one of our fine parks. Possibly at Fireman's Park to enhance the July 4th event and many other events in the park.
We do understand that there are other groups in the community who are working on projects like a Performing Arts Center and a Community Pool. By Kiwanis choosing a band shell, that does not mean we feel these other projects are any less important. We do feel however that the band shell project is much smaller in scale and could also be a great venue for the other groups to host fundraisers for the other fine community projects.
We are in the investigative stages of this project and would like to know how the community feels about a band shell. For the interest of being brief for this blog, I'll refrain from listing all the benefits we have identified. But to name just a few, the band shell could become a destination for music and other performing arts entertainment. It will provide children an opportunity to share their talents and to entertain our community and its visitors.
While we are on the topic of the Germantown Kiwanis, we are always looking for new members. The only requirement to become a member is the desire to help kids. If you are interested in becoming a Kiwanis member, call the Kiwanis/July 4th phone at 262-424-4457 for more details.
Pete Hoell, Vice President, Germantown Kiwanis"
Thanks Pete. I encourage readers to make comments to help the Kiwanis determine your feelings. Obviously, their projects are funded without taxpayer dollars.