Kiwanis Key Clubs conduct extensive beach cleanup

MILT THOMAS

Student volunteers prepare to clean debri from Vero’s beaches.

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast organized a major beach cleanup effort involving Kiwanis Youth in Action on Saturday, November 4 with more than 80 student volunteers from three local high schools, Vero Beach, Sebastian River and Indian River Charter, all members of the Kiwanis-sponsored Key Clubs in those schools. The cleanup effort covered beaches from the Tracking Station north of Vero to Crescent Beach Road in the South Beach area. After meeting at Jaycee Beach Park, ten Kiwanis members transported the students to predetermined locations in their vehicles and supervised cleanup activities. A special thanks to Hibiscus Children’s Center for also providing two vans and drivers.

Kiwanis is an international organization based in Indianapolis established in 1915 with nearly 600,000 members in 80 countries. The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast was established in 1972. The club awards college scholarships to deserving students and sponsors the annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Tournament that attracts several hundred 6-10 year olds and parents. Kiwanis also sponsors the AKtion Club, Kiwanis for special needs students and adults, the world’s largest club of its kind.

For more information about Kiwanis visit our website at www.verokiwanis.com or President, Kevin Brown, at 772.234.6803 or emailkbrown@wilmingtontrust.com.  Kiwanis meets each Wednesday at noon at the Vero Beach Yacht Club.

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