Kiwanis Club of Perry donates to Ride the Thin Blue Line Memorial, helps with shelter house project

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A check is presented to Sherrif Chad Leonard by Kiwanian Tom Vincent for the Ride the Thin Blue Line Memorial project. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO THE PERRY CHIEF

As part of their continuing efforts to serve the people of the community, the Kiwanis Club of Perry recently donated $500 to the Ride the Thin Blue Line Memorial project. These funds will be used for the upcoming memorial to fallen officers, which will be located along the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail.

“Perry Kiwanis is thankful for all the men and women who serve to protect our community and wanted to show our gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe,” said current club President Jeremy Winter

A check was presented to Sherrif Chad Leonard by Kiwanian Tom Vincent at a recent Kiwanis meeting. This is just one of many causes which Perry Kiwanis has donated to in the past year.

The Kiwanians are not just writing checks though as a group of Kiwanis members also recently went to work helping the City of Perry fix up the large shelter house at Pattee Park. Over the course of multiple days, a group of city workers aided by Perry Kiwanis Club members resurfaced the worn down shelter house, giving it a fresh new look.

“It was a fun project and a great way for us to get out there helping our community. It is what Kiwanis is all about, we were doing some good for the sake of others. A community is at it’s best when people come together to help one another. We are just doing our part in trying to make Perry the best community it can be,” said Winter

The Perry Kiwanis Club will be looking to do more projects in town in the future as they continue their work serving the people of Perry.