By Marlee Delaney
Holt Journal staff writer
Holt’s Kiwanis Club is holding a Top 10 Dinner on April 22, recognizing the top 10 graduating high school students. Former director and current member John Hayhoe said that each year, the club invites a guest speaker. This year, the speaker is Judge Donald Allen from the 55th District Court. Hayhoe said the club runs a lot of fundraisers to support its activities. “We hold two chicken barbecues each year,” he said.
HOLT—The Kiwanis Club of Holt elected a new president last month as the one-year term ended for the former president, Eric Grasse. Looking back at his time as president, Grasse said he believes he was elected one year ago because of his involvement with the club. “My willingness to be involved and hopefully the work I’ve done within the club was looked upon favorably,” said Grasse. Grasse said the Holt club is special because it runs itself. “There’s one or a group of people that kind of handle each project and it really takes care of itself,” said Grasse.
HOLT—The Kiwanis Club of Holt hosted its twice yearly barbecue on Friday, Sept. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church from 4-7 p.m.
Kiwanis Club President Eric Grasse said the barbecues are the club’s largest fundraiser of the year. “We roughly raise somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000,” said Grasse. “It is our largest fundraiser to fund all of the community service projects that we do throughout the year.”
Grasse said other projects include: an Easter egg hunt, giving a scholarship to a graduating senior at Holt High School, and providing dictionaries for all third-graders in the school district. The club also hosts multiple blood drives every year at the church, according to Grasse, but the organizations are not associated with each other.