On October 20, 2022, at 7:00 PM, the Springville Museum of Art will host the Springville Kiwanis Club as they celebrate Club’s 100 years of serving Springville. A dinner and program will highlight the 100 years. Those interested in attending may purchase tickets by calling John Jacobson at 816-682-9425, purchase them from any Kiwanis Club member, or clicking here.
In 1922, a group of citizens formed the Springville Kiwanis Club with the purpose of serving Springville residents. Over 100 years, the Club has conducted many projects, including building the Kiwanis Fireplace and Pavilion, installing a sprinkling system, planting lawns, and constructing restrooms in Kelly’s Gove. Throughout the years, the Springville Kiwanis Club has helped complete numerous city beautification projects.
The Club sees a need in the community and focuses its efforts on helping meet that need. They have donated funds to build a swimming pool in the old high school on 400 South. They helped purchase a sound system and piano for the Senior Center and helped purchase over 200 chairs for the Springville Museum of Art, along with many other projects, including: Giving toboggan sleds and first-aid kits to boy scouts, Building school playground sandboxes, Hosting hopscotch tournaments, Providing reflective tape for bicycle safety, and Purchasing a car and sponsoring driver’s education courses at the high school.
The Club has a significant presence at the high school. In 1967, the Club helped organize and sponsor the Key Club at Springville High School. The Key Club provides numerous opportunities for high school students to serve the school and community and is the largest Springville High School club and the largest Key Club in Utah.
The Springville Kiwanis Club’s motto is “Serving the Youth of Springville.” As such, recent projects include the annual Art City Scone Booth, where thousands of dollars are raised to support youth leadership activities, high school scholarships, a Boy Scouts of America Troop, youth sports and theater, the Sub-4-Santa program, and Food Drive projects. In collaboration with Community Action Services, the Club opened the Springville Kiwanis Food Pantry in May 2021, located in the Grant School. Hundreds of individuals receive food monthly from the pantry.
Those interested in joining the Springville Kiwanis Club may contact John Jacobson at 816-682-9425.