The Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg Gives Back to the Region Through Community Programs

James Black

As a civic organization dedicated to community service,  Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg has been fostering projects to help the Lynchburg region for over a century, featuring initiatives such as their Service Leadership Programs and Community Projects.

One joint project, undertaken between the Kiwanis Club and  Lynchburg Parks & Recreation, is the  creation of an all-inclusive “Centennial Playground” near Riverside Park. The recreational area will provide facilities for children of all capabilities.

“I really think this is really a highlight, particularly since it’s our 100-year anniversary,”  shared Ed McCann, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg. “I think it will be something that’s with us for a long time,” he said, noting that the playground could very likely be a drawing card for the downtown area.

Additionally, the Kiwanis Club  sponsors seven clubs in schools across the Lynchburg region, including three Terrific Kids programs in three elementary schools,  Circle K Clubs in four colleges across the region, as well as  Aktion Clubs for adults with disabilities. Other community projects undertaken by the club include  sponsoring community playgrounds, the Riverside Park  train restorationJust Say No to Drugs program, an Annual Teddy Bear Parade, as well as construction projects at  Camp Kum-Ba-Yah.

The civic organization also hosts a variety of events intended to bring the community together while simultaneously providing a fundraising boost that could help give back to the Lynchburg region.

Taking place on Saturday, July 29, 2023, the Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg is hosting their 8th annual SHRIMPFEST on the grounds of Randolph College, featuring fresh, deliciously cooked shrimp dinners.

Your ticket to this ALL-You-Can-Eat event features fresh caught shrimp with fixings and adult beverages in addition to wonderful musical entertainment 

All proceeds from the event will go to support Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg’s  Service Leadership Programs, including the aforementioned Terrific Kids, Circle K, and Aktion Clubs programs in addition to several local non-profits to be announced at a later date.