FOLEY — The Foley Kiwanis Club received a welcome donation of $1,000 from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary during its weekly lunch on Tuesday, March 15.Club President Russ …
FOLEY — The Foley Kiwanis Club received a welcome donation of $1,000 from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary during its weekly lunch on Tuesday, March 15.
Club President Russ Morrison said they plan to use the money during the 2nd Annual Poker Run motorcycle charity event. Money raised during the event goes towards local schools and students in Foley. Morrison said he hopes to see the event grow each year to raise more funds for Foley students.
“We thank you for this donation,” Morrison said to the members of the Ladies Auxiliary. “You ladies do a great job, and we appreciate having you with us.”
The Foley Kiwanis Club gives out sno-cones to children during the Baldwin County Special Olympics, hosts the annual Foley Christmas Parade, sponsors the Foley High School Key Club, awards scholarships to Foley seniors and hosts the annual Poker Run charity event. Morrison said the club hopes to extend its reach in the future and form new partnerships within the community.
“It’s the civic groups that keep the wheels turning in a community, especially one as fast growing as the city of Foley,” said Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby, guest speaker during the March 15 lunch. “I’d like to thank the club members for what they do to try to support the community, because it’s huge. From a service standpoint, as a city, we get so consumed every single day with providing those necessary services and serving on the emergency side, we don’t get the opportunity to pick and choose. It's just go, go, go. The busier our city gets, the busier we get, and so oftentimes those other needs don’t get addressed. It’s not for lack of want, it’s just lack of resources. So I’d like to thank the Kiwanis for what they do in trying to support that, it’s extremely important to our community.”
The 2nd Annual Foley Kiwanis Club Poker Run is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Rain date is May 14. To learn more about the event and other events sponsored by the Foley Kiwanis, or for information on becoming a member, visit foleykiwanis.club. The club meets every Tuesday at noon at Wolf Bay Restaurant in Foley.