Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Kiwanis Club of Lisle.
The Kiwanis Club of Lisle hosted its 38th annual Christmas Party for the children of Lisle Township Dec. 8.
Nearly 140 children attended with 80 adult family members.
The afternoon consisted of Christmas music, Santa’s elf making balloon figures, coloring pictures, water based tattoos, an open gym for physical activities, Kidzmagic magician Andrew with his magic rabbit, pizza, drink, and, of course, Santa with gifts. Kidzmagic magician and his magic rabbit provided feats of wonder for the children.
The Kiwanis Club managed the event with wonderful assistance from their sponsored Lisle Key Club of the Lisle Senior High School. Key Club members worked with the children and assisted Kiwanis members in serving food and assisting Santa with gifts. Local pizza establishments provided pizzas and sodas. The pizza varieties gave all in attendance the opportunity to try various styles of pizza. A big thanks to the all of the local businesses for their support!
All of the children left the party with smiling faces with memories of the good time, a full tummy, and a gift from Santa.
The Kiwanis Club of Lisle continues to be active in Lisle since 1962. The Kiwanis Club’s philanthropic focus is to “Serve the Children of the World” with a focus on the local area. Recently, the club provided a Thanksgiving Day food distribution to needy families. Additionally, the club provides scholarships to graduating seniors of the Lisle Key Club, provides support to local children’s parks, assists needy children with school fees and required clothing, provides a summer picnic to local senior citizens, and provides birthday gifts to needy children. Support for these philanthropic needs comes from Kiwanis members working at raising funds through various events such as the “Eyes to the Skies”, Kiwanis Pancake Day, and other fundraisers.
The Kiwanis Club meets weekly at 7:30 on Wednesday evening at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton.
If you are interested in seeing more of the services that Kiwanis provides to Lisle, visit the Kiwanis web site at KiwanisClubofLisle.org.