Monday , 19 October 2020
From left, Kiwanis Club members Vera Gallant and Angie Jerrett cleaning up Highway 16.

Kiwanis Club sprucing up Highway 16

Members of the Lloydminster Kiwanis Club were stationed along Highway 16 cleaning ditches west of the City on Wednesday.

Approximately a dozen members were hard at work volunteering to remove garbage and cans along a two-mile stretch of road they adopted over the years.

Even former 30 year member, Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young, joined in the effort.

I was a member of the Lloydminster Kiwanis Club for 30 yrs. Many years ago the club adopted a 2km stretch of the…

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Together they gathered 18 large bags of garbage and two large bags of bottles.

“This service project has been going on for at least 25 years,” said Angie Jerrett, incoming president.

“It helps the community, and the environment. Volunteers said there seemed to be a lot less garbage this year. It’s awesome to see a reduction in litter.”

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With the group feeling like a second family, Jerrett said she is looking forward to her new position commencing in October and is confident she will have a lot of support.

They run several leadership programs for local youth as well as family outreach, and an awards program that supplies schools with certificates for children who wouldn’t otherwise be recognized.

The international club’s motto is, ‘Serving the Children of the World,’ and they continue to serve abroad as well as in the community.

Lieutenant Governor, Vera Gallant, said they began fundraising for maternal neonatal tetanus shots in 2010 with a goal of $215 million.

“It only costs $1.28 for every mother to be inoculated and we don’t have many countries left,” said Gallant.

Western Canada is currently third in the world for donating the most funds per district.

Lloydminster Kiwanis Club currently has a 50/50 draw on the go until October 9. If all 4,000 tickets get sold, the winner would receive $10,000.

To purchase $5 tickets you can call Angie at 780-214-1804 or Vera at 780-871-1298 or follow them on Facebook.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lloyd Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.

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