18th Annual Golf FORE Children or Cornhole TournamentSet for August 17th, 2021 Jarrad Bittner and Harriet Redman 2021-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Little Library Dedicated at Long Cheng Market 

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On May 18th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club and Appleton 3-2-1 Kiwanis held a Kiwanis n’ Cops n’ Kids reading at the Long Cheng Market in Appleton and dedicated our latest little library.  During the dedication, Polly Olson, the newly-appointed Assistant Chief of the Appleton Police Department, read 'Camp K-9' while Maiyoua Thao, District 7 Alderperson for the City of Appleton and owner of Long Cheng Market, read 'Astrid and Apollo,' a story about a brother and sister at a Hmong New Year celebration, in honor of Asian American Heritage Month.
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Kurt Eggebrecht Awarded George F Hixson Fellowship Award

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Ready to retire and spend time with family, friends and his fellow Kiwanians, Appleton's health departments Kurt Eggebrecht was all set to sit back and put his feet up. Then, a global pandemic hit, and retirement plans were put on hold as it became clear that navigating COVID-19 would be a heavy burden to bear for the city. Eggebrecht, a member of the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club since 2002 has been a past president, committee member, advisor, mentor and friend, so to choose serving the community vs. retirement was not a surprise to our club members.
Kurt Eggebrecht Awarded George F Hixson Fellowship Award 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Welcomes Members Back with Inspirational Breakfast 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Keith Zentner Memorial Established

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It is with heavy hearts that our club has lost our last remaining founding charter member and Hixson award winner Keith D. Zentner. 

Keith Don Zentner passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2021 of natural causes. In the true Kiwanis spirit and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club with Keith's name in the memo line to 

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club
PO Box 62
Appleton, WI 54912

or through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc earmarked to the "Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis" 
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Goes to the Soup-er Bowl

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While millions of sports enthusiasts watched the 55th annual ‘big game’ on television to mark the end of the football season, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis club held a new fundraiser to add some soup to the tailgating spread.  Like many clubs, our fundraisers in 2020 were either cancelled, delayed or scaled down putting in jeopardy the financial support we provide our Kiwanis programs.  While the Green Bay Packers did not make it to the Super Bowl this year, our club brought the Soup-er Bowl to Wisconsin. 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Goes to the Soup-er Bowl 2021-02-06 06:00:00Z 0

Leroy Butler And WI-UM Kiwanis Partner To “Leap Over Literacy”

Posted by Jean Long Manteufel
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Submitted by Jean Long Manteufel, 2020-2021 WI-UM Kiwanis District Governor 

As incoming governor of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis District, I was looking for a different kind of Governor’s Project, one that we could do with all of our Kiwanis clubs. It needed to tick several boxes:
  • Something clubs can do when money is tight;
  • Something impactful in each Kiwanis community;
  • Something which serves children (of course);
  • Something which affords clubs the opportunity to do service safely, while social distancing; and
  • Something that is fun!
Leroy Butler And WI-UM Kiwanis Partner To “Leap Over Literacy” Jean Long Manteufel 2020-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis can be "Sew Helpful" this School Year

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“My homeless families have so many things to worry about at this time. I would love donated masks for our students and families. I’ll take whatever I can get.” - Area School District Homeless Student Program Coordinator
Kiwanis can be "Sew Helpful" this School Year 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

The 4th Annual Fox Cities Kidz Expo has been rescheduled to Spring 2022

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We believe this is the responsible action to take in an effort to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, and community remains our top priority.  We are extremely grateful for our Presenting Sponsor - North Shore Bank, to our Stage Sponsor - Octoberfest, and to our Silver Sponsors - Capital Credit Union and Michel’s Corp, and all of our supporters and participants during this challenging time and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022. 
 
Until then, please take care of yourself and each other.
The 4th Annual Fox Cities Kidz Expo has been rescheduled to Spring 2022 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Adopts Police Department “Soft” Room 2020-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
12th Annual Fox Cities Butterfly Festival Rescheduled to 2022 2020-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

2020 Appleton Auto Show and Swap Meet Announcement

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The 43rd Annual Appleton Auto Show and Swap Meet has been cancelled for 2020 and will be rescheduled for July 18, 2021. We believe this is the responsible action to take to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, and community remains our top priority. 
2020 Appleton Auto Show and Swap Meet Announcement 2020-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
Join us each Friday at 7:15am for a hybrid Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Meeting 2020-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Every car has a story at the 42nd Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet  2019-08-06 05:00:00Z 0

Join us for the 42nd Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet

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Event Details
42nd Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet
Hosted by Appleton Old Car Show and Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 8 AM – 4 PM
Pierce Park (W Prospect Ave, Appleton)
http://www.appletonoldcarshow.com/
 
 
The Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club is ready once again for the 42nd Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet. This free, family fun event is scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Pierce Park in Appleton. The Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet is considered one of the largest free car shows in the country.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club has been a proud partner for over 37 years.
Join us for the 42nd Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet Jay Stephany 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

3rd Annual Fox Cities Kidz Expo Draws 6,000 Attendees

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The Fox Cities Kidz Expo returned to the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in downtown Appleton on April 6th and by all the smiles and laughs from attendees, this year’s event delivered.   The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis estimates that 6,000 attendees visited the Exhibition Center for a day of Fun, Education, and Adventure-the focus of the event. 
3rd Annual Fox Cities Kidz Expo Draws 6,000 Attendees Jay Stephany 2019-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

We're Moving Meeting Locations

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Due to our current meeting location closing, starting April 26th, 2019, our weekly Kiwanis meetings are moving to First English Lutheran Church (located at the corner of City Park on the corner of North and Drew Street) north of Downtown Appleton. Look for the "Kiwanis is Serving Here" signs.
We will be looking/evaluating a more permanent meeting location so stay tuned! 

Special Thank You to Sue and Bogey for providing our meeting space at Atlas Waterfront Cafe & Gathering Room over the years. We will miss you!
We're Moving Meeting Locations 2019-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Fox Cities Butterfly Festival Changes Leadership Jay Stephany 2019-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Honored as "Today Club" 

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The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis has been honored as "Today Club" for the past Kiwanis year.   There is no other way to give to so many areas—to touch the lives of so many children and communities—and in so many different ways than by giving a Gift of Today.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Honored as "Today Club" Jay B Stephany 2018-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Named a “Round Robin” Award Winner Anthony Snyder 2017-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
Larry “Bogey” and Sue Bogenschutz Named Honorary Club Members Anthony Snyder 2017-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

Kidz Expo aims to start new Fox Cities tradition

Posted by Shane Nyman , USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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APPLETON - When Quarry Quest called it quits about a year and a half ago, it left a lot of people who played a role in organizing the annual and wildly popular family-friendly event with some free time on their hands.
Kidz Expo aims to start new Fox Cities tradition Shane Nyman , USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Supports National Pancake Day for Children's Hospital of WI Sarah Long-Radloff 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers

The 2015-2016 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 30th at Atlas Coffee Mill in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,000 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
13th annual Golf FORE Children Raises $16,000 for Children’s Charities Jay Stephany 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Holds Annual Inspirational Breakfast

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On Friday, May 20th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis hosted their annual Inspirational Breakfast at Atlas Coffee Mill. It was a great morning to show our guests what Kiwanis is all about. Along with great fellowship during breakfast, Kiwanis presented a $1,000 check to the Community Early Learning Center, which is a multi-agency center that helps to ensure that by age 5, children of the Fox Valley have the foundation to achieve their full potential. 
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AKtion Club Chili Dinner With Mayor Hanna 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Brings Holiday Cheers to 100 Youth

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On Saturday, December 5th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club and the Appleton North Key Club hosted a Breakfast with Santa for around 100 children from various nonprofit agencies.  The youth spend the morning at the Building for Kids having breakfast, meeting Santa, (who had presents for them) and playing in the museum.
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers

The 2014-2015 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 25th at the Grand Meridian in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,800 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
 
 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers 2015-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Become a Fan of Fox Cities Kiwanis on Facebook Jay Stephany 0

What is Kiwanis??

Posted by Jay Stephany
Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance.
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Longtime Kiwanis volunteer embraces new challenges

Posted by Linda Dums, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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Long-time member Jim Pierce was recently the subject of the Post Crescent "Good Neighbors" page.  Thank you Linda Dums for writing the story.  Well deserved recognition Jim!
 
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Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Celebrates Success of Kidz Expo

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On April 8th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club embarked on a new family tradition in the Fox Cities by coordinating the Inaugural Kids Expo held at Fox Valley Technical College.  On June 9th, Kiwanis celebrated the success of the event, which drew over 3,000 attendees, with the many community partners that made the event happen.  The Kidz Expo was created as a replacement to a popular family outing called Quarry Quest, and is a free family event that looks to bring fun, be educational, and help kids be adventurous.
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers

 
The 2016-2017 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition dinner on September 26th at the Building for Kids in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,000 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
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Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Show Their Patriotism

Posted by Art Malcom
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Here’s a riddle: What program, conceived and inaugurated in 2009, turned 40 this year? The answer: Old Glory Honor Flight. That’s right, this program, which offers WWII, Korean War and Viet Nam veterans a memorable, safe and rewarding tour of our nation’s capital and the monuments erected in their honor, flew its 40th mission on June 7, and arrived back at the Appleton International Airport to a tumultuous welcome home!
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Christmas in July Comes to Kiwanis

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At the August 4 Friday morning meeting of the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis, President Snyder presented Appleton Old Car Show Co-Chairs Jay Stephany and Mary Ann Wepfer with "ugly" Kiwanis Christmas sweaters to thank them for all they did to bring joy into the lives of Kiwanis members.
 
Christmas in July Comes to Kiwanis Anthony Snyder 0
14th annual Golf FORE Children Set for August 15th, 2017 Jarrad Bittner and Harriet Redman 0

Mayor Hanna Named Honorary Member of Kiwanis Club

Posted by Anthony Snyder
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Appleton's long-serving mayor, Tim Hanna, was the featured speaker at the May 12th meeting of the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis. Mayor Hanna, who exudes enthusiam for our fair city, made the focus of his presentation a virtual tour of Appleton.
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Join us for the 40th Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet Jay Stephany 0

Help for the Homeless Donations Top $377,000!

Posted by Heidi Prahl
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The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club has once again partnered with 91.9/91.5 The Family and the Help the Homeless Campaign. Our club delivered the boxes to the various locations and also helped with the pick-up efforts.
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Kidz Expo Starts New Fox Cities Family Tradition

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On Saturday, April 8th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club embarked on a new family tradition in the Fox Cities.  As a replacement to a popular family outing called Quarry Quest, the Kiwanis club now looks to fill a void for families looking for fun on a Spring Saturday.  The Kidz Expo is a free family event that looks to bring fun, be educational, and help kids be adventurous.

 
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Starts Holiday Season with City Park Tree Lighting

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Nothing says Christmas time like the Christmas tree! The smell of the pine, the twinkling of the lights – it’s magical.  What also is magical about the holiday season is volunteering.  The Appleton Christmas Parade committee was seeking a volunteer organization to take ownership over the Tree Lighting Ceremony in City Park prior to the Appleton Christmas Parade and the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis was up to the task. 
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Completes “Gift of Play” Project at Green Meadow Park

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In celebration of Kiwanis International celebrating 100 years of community service, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club partnered with the Appleton Parks, Recreation and Facilities Management Department to install 2-5 year old focused playground equipment to Green Meadow Park in Appleton.    The Kiwanis Club’s “Gift of Play” investment to the park was around $12,000.  The playground build happened on July 11th and with 20 members putting the equipment together, by 12:00pm the new playground system was complete. 
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Another country eliminates MNT!

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We have wonderful news to share! The World Health Organization’s validation survey confirmed that Mauritania has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Thanks to the generosity of Kiwanis members around the world, UNICEF and its partners, 36 countries have now officially declared victory over the pain and suffering of MNT. We are changing the world.

 
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Brings Holiday Cheers to Almost 90 Youth 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers

Posted by Jay Stephany

The 2013-2014 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 26th at the Grand Meridian in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,800 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
 
 

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Horizon's Middle School Coffee Can Collection a Success

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The coffee can collection was initially a rain out at Horizons school. That, however, did not dampen the volunteer spirit of our young second grade friends at Horizons. We were able to reschedule last week and provide the Salvation Army ...with a load of coffee for their meal program.

 
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Ron Steindorf Awarded 2014 Bert Grover Child Advocacy Award Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club Partners in Refugee Resettlement Jay Stephany 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club Donates $1,000 to Community Clothes Closet

Posted by Jay Stephany
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At a recent club meeting, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club presented a check to John Mendoza who visited our meeting as a representative from the Community Clothes Closet. Our donation will help continue the mission of the Fox Valley non-profit. One of our longstanding service project partnerships, the Community Clothes Closet distributes over 25,000 items of clothing each month to needy families in the area.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club Donates $1,000 to Community Clothes Closet Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Awards $5,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits Jay Stephany 0

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers

Posted by Jay Stephany

The 2012-2013 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 27th at the Thompson Community Center in Appleton. The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,500 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Ready to Supports Annual Help for the Homeless Campaign John Polansky 0

The Eliminate Project

Posted by Sara Schnell
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It would be difficult to explain, in a few short words, why we, as American Kiwanis, should become passionate about the Eliminate Project that Kiwanis International has adopted as our next world project.
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January Service Project Fun at Habitat Restore

Posted by Jay Stephany
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Indoor service projects in January are hard to find but our club had a chance once again this year to support the Habitat Restore. We will be working with the Habitat Restore on a variety of projects, merchandising of the sales floor or other small items that are needed. This is a great indoor project.
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Supports Give a Child a Book Campaign Kara Patterson 0

AKtion Club Helps Support Holiday Projects

Posted by Jay Stephany
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We all know that the holiday season is a busy time for Santa. As one of its December service projects, the AKtion Club of the Fox Cities wrapped 60 gifts for Santa during one of our regular club meetings. The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club, one of the sponsoring Kiwanis Clubs of the AKtion Club, gave out the gifts on December 4th during their breakfast with Santa at the Building for Kids, our local children's museum.
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Provide Food Baskets to the Less Fortunate Jay Stephany 0

Harbor House Carpet Tearing Project

Posted by Jay Stephany
The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club over the years has supported the Harbor House in a variety of ways. Our club members have painted rooms and hallways, laid carpet in their new addition, and coordinated donation drives.
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Supports 2010 Boo Bash Event Jay Stephany 0

Kiwanis AKtion Club Receives $600 Donation

Posted by Jay Stephany
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On September 18th, members of the West Business Services sales teams took part in the sand sculpture contest at a fox cities event called Quarry Quest. Quarry Quest is a yearly event held in Neenah, WI.

Quarry Quest was created in 1999 by a team of community-minded organizations to help provide a better understanding of the construction and mining industries to the children of all ages while also raising funds for local charitable organizations. Involvement equals 250 businesses and nearly 1,000 volunteers. In ten years, the event has attracted 150,000 people and raised over $750,000 for charity.
Kiwanis AKtion Club Receives $600 Donation Jay Stephany 0