Kiwanis Kids' Day

Kiwanis Kids' Day

Fourth Saturday in September
The National Kids' Day Foundation and Kiwanis International first came up with the idea of setting aside a day to focus on children and their welfare in 1949. Kiwanis International eventually assumed responsibility for the program and re-named it Kiwanis Kids' Day.
On the fourth Saturday in September, local Kiwanis clubs sponsor activities designed to show the community's appreciation of and pride in its children. The actual program for the day varies from one club to the next, but some of the more popular activities include parades, picnics and field days, theater parties, free admission programs, poster contests, fishing derbies, talent shows, and youth recognition banquets. The idea is to show youngsters that they are an important part of the community and that the community wants them to be good citizens.
CONTACTS:
Kiwanis International Foundation
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268
800-549-2647 or 317-217-6254; fax: 317-471-8323
kif.kiwanis.org
SOURCES:
DictDays-1988, p. 63