Tuesday, May 12, 2015

9th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale

The 9th Annual Polk City Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  You can find a registration form in the "Events" section of this website.  Complete the registration and mail it with the $10 registration fee to the address indicated on the form to arrive by June 15 to be included on the city map that will be distributed that day.  Maps will be available at Polk City's Kum and Go and Casey's stores on Saturday morning, June 27, as well as on this website and the Polk City website.  Be a part of the Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale by submitting your registration form by June 15.  Take advantage of lots of people out and about that day checking out the garage sales listed on the map. 

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Sponsors Student to Attend HOBY

A North Polk High School sophomore, Nick Miller, President Elect of Polk City Kiwanis sponsored Key Club at North Polk High School, was awarded registration fees to attend HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) at Central College this summer by the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Board of Directors.  HOBY inspires young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace and community.  As a foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long and impressive history of successfully motivating youth and volunteers towards outstanding leadership.  Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Polk City awards funds to community youth to assist in developing their leadership skills.  Check out joining North Polk's Key Club at www.keyclub.org.  Also, check out the Kiwanis Club of Polk City at:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com.  Check out HOBY at www.hoby.org.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kiwanis Club/Polk City Fire Department Pancake and French Toast Breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City and the Polk City Fire Department will host a Pancake and French toast Breakfast on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 am to noon at the Polk City Community Room. A free will donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects' Fund will be accepted.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Polk City Kiwanis Breakfast is Sunday, March 29 from 8:00am - 1:00pm at the Polk City Community Center.  Adult tickets are $6.00 and children 5-12 are $4.00.  If tickets are bought before Sunday, the 29th, from Kiwanis members or from Kyle Matzen at the Polk City Edward Jones office, they are $1.00 less.  Entertainment will be from local pianists and the 2nd grand Girl Scout Brownies.  For a 2nd year, the C.W. Hobbs String Band, who play old time fiddle, traditional country and some Bluegrass and are very well known through the Des Moines area, will play throughout the morning.  All proceeds from this event fund the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4, at 10:00am at the North Polk West Elementary field and other children's community programs throughout the year.  The Easter Bunny will attend and loves to have his picture taken. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Updated Donation Information for Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project

To make a tax deductible donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project to work with the city on planning and construction of parks' expansion, please send your check made out to the "Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects Fund" with "KIWA81" recorded in the Memo section of your check to:

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Attn: Wade Den Hartog
1915 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309

The Community Foundation will then send you a letter confirming your tax deductible contribution. If you do that before April 15, 2015 (for the 2014 tax year), you can claim that charitable donation in the 2014 tax year. Our formal capital campaign will begin in April, 2015 and last into spring, 2016; however, any contribution made yet this year will be directed toward that Kiwanis Park expansion capital campaign.

We thank you for contributing this expansion of our recreational opportunities in Polk City.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tax Deductible Donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project

To make a tax deductible donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project to build a second basketball court at Polk City's Kiwanis Park that will also serve as an ice skating rink in the colder months of the winter, please send your check made out to the "Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects Fund" with "KIWA81" recorded in the Memo section of your check to:

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Attn: Wade Den Hartog
1915 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309

The Community Foundation will then send you a letter confirming your tax deductible contribution. If you do that before December 31, 2014, you can claim that charitable donation in the 2014 tax year. Our capital campaign will begin in April, 2015 and last throughout 2015; however, any contribution made yet this year will be directed toward that Kiwanis Park expansion capital campaign.

We thank you for contributing this expansion of our recreational opportunities in the "City of Four Seasons," Polk City.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PROPOSED Basketball Court/Ice Skating Rink

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City is working with the City of Polk City, the Polk City Chamber of Commerce, the Polk City Women's Club and other community groups toward implementing a community-based capital campaign with the goal of building a second basketball court at Kiwanis Park, in Polk City, that would also serve as an ice skating rink. We have requested some of the funding needed from the City of Polk City's Parks' Commission, as well as begun applying for community-directed grants for additional funds. We will begin our capital campaign to raise the rest of the funds needed to build the project from the residents and businesses of Polk City sometime after mid-April, 2015. Our goal is to complete the fundraising needed by the end of 2015. We have established a Greater Des Moines Community Foundation fund, "Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects Fund," in which people can contribute donations which would then be tax deductible; a great way to help expand Kiwanis Park to increase recreational opportunities for our residents, and at the same time, provide a tax benefit. We look forward to working with the community as we expand our opportunities in the "City of Four Seasons!"