Kiwanis Clubs of Ottumwa Presents Record Breaking Donation to Ottumwa Public Library


Ottumwa, IA – The Kiwanis Clubs of Ottumwa are pleased to announce a record-breaking donation to the Ottumwa Library.

Ticket sales from the Ottumwa Morning and Hy-Noon Kiwanis 2014 Pork BBQ Dinner hit an all-time high. The Ottumwa Morning Kiwanis and the Ottumwa Hy-Noon Kiwanis are pleased to announce a $4,500 donation will be made to the Ottumwa Public Library to support children’s programming and services on Thursday, October 16th at 10:00 am at the Ottumwa Public Library.  Receiving will be Sonja Ferrell, Director of the Ottumwa Public Library.

“This year’s event went better than we could have expected” said Garrett Ross, president of the Ottumwa Morning Kiwanis. The success of this event was made possible through the generous support of individuals in and around the Ottumwa area who purchased tickets and participated in the Kiwanis Pork BBQ Dinner in Ottumwa’s Central Park on August 8th. The Ottumwa Kiwanis Clubs would also like to thank South Ottumwa Savings Bank for the generous support of this event and being an integral part of its success.

Kiwanis International, founded in 1915, is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs dedicate more than 18 million service hours annually to strengthen communities and serve children.  The Kiwanis International family is comprised of nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in 80 countries and geographic areas. Kiwanis International will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2015. The Ottumwa Kiwanis will be celebrating their 95th Anniversary of service here in our community this year. “This record-breaking donation is a great way to start our milestone year” said Ryan Strovers president-elect of Ottumwa Morning Kiwanis Club.