The William Urschel Pavilion was the home of the First Annual Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Corn Roast. The celebration was held on the evening of Friday, August 5, and the Pavilion was quickly filled with positive energy and good food.
Kiwanis Club Member Jon Groth said, “We’re very excited for today’s festivities. Folks have the opportunity to mingle with Kiwanis members, as well as the chance to grab a bite. We also have Valparaiso High School Key Club students here volunteering.”
Attendees were able to purchase tickets at the door or ahead of time. Each ticket accounted for all-you-can-eat roast corn, a brat or hot dog, chips, and a cookie. Indiana Beverage set up a beer wagon, allowing attendees to purchase beverages if they’d like to. Dilly Bars were on sale to cool down the warm summer day. Live entertainment included Angelo Cicco on guitar and The Nashville Machine.
Current Kiwanis Valparaiso Club President Susan Brychell said, “Since this is our First Annual Corn Roast, there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding it! We have about six hundred tickets sold. It’s wonderful to see citizens come together in support of our efforts to give back to the community.”
The Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso, also known as the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club, was formed in 1921 and has been making a difference in the Valparaiso community ever since. Throughout the past ninety years, the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club has consistently been giving back to the community through civic project and social services. Additionally, the Valparaiso chapter is involved with raising funds for global charities and giving back on a larger scale.
Valparaiso High School Key Club President Maria Mamouzelos said, “The Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso does so much in support of our high school chapter, so coming to support them is the least we can do. Volunteering is a huge part of what we do. The members work incredibly hard to give back to our community.”
Not only does the Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso support the Valparaiso High School Key Club, but other clubs they support include the Porter County Aktion Club, Benjamin Franklin Middle School Builders Club, Washington Township Middle School Builders Club, Boone Grove Key Club, Washington Township High School Key Club, and Wheeler High School Key Club. It is evident that Valparaiso Kiwanis Club engages and encourages the youth in our community to become stronger leaders.
Past Kiwanis Club President Walter Daiber said, “The William Urschel Pavillion was the perfect venue we could have asked for. We have a large crowd today, so it’s the best place to celebrate.”
The event was an absolute success for the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis. A combination of great music, delicious food, and amazing people can never go wrong.