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Rhinelander Kiwanis Club to host Winter Escapes Fundraiser next monthSubmitted: 02/16/2017

Natalie Cardona
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ncardona@wjfw.com

RHINELANDER - $335,000 might sound like a jackpot for the lotto, but that's how much Rhinelander's Kiwanis Club has raised for community projects over the last 30 years. 

There are Kiwanis clubs all over the world, but each one focuses on its own community's needs. 

For the Rhinelander club, its Winter Escapes Fundraiser is especially important for community projects.
 
"It's one of the best events of the year. People love to come year after year. We have a lot of people who have been coming for years. They look forward to it. We have a blast there. And as you say, the best part is all the money we raise goes back into the community," said Rhinelander Kiwanis President Dave Havel. 

Money from past fundraisers went towards projects like the art classroom at ArtStart, the playground at Pioneer Park and the greenhouse at the Rhinelander Food Pantry.

The club doesn't know exactly what this year's project will be, but some money will go toward landscaping at ArtStart. 

"We usually pick projects and items throughout the year. In addition, we support all sort of children's programs. We support the YMCA. As they say, "youth focused," is really what we do," said Havel. 
 
As of this morning, there were only 50 tickets left for the March 4th fundraiser; tickets are 40 dollars.

Havel says your best bet to get one is to go to People's State Bank on Lincoln Street. 




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