MAJOR CLUB PROJECTS
This year our club will be co-hosting with the Butte County Board of Education the first annual Special Olympics in Oroville. The event will be held at Harrison Stadium on May 2, 2014.
The club provides a free fishing day for the area children, "Hooked on Fishing - NOT Drug". This event started in the spring of 1997 with about 450 kids attending. The event has grown each year and in 2002 there where over 1,100 kids having a great time for the day. The club provides a free breakfast and raffle prizes to the kids. Also provides fishing poles and instructions for those that need a little help, along with all the bait. The club purchases and pants about 15 hundred cat fish and steelhead for the event. Also provided it a special fishing pond for children under the age of 5 and handicapped children. with rainbow planted. The entire community has gotten involved over the past few years provided many of the raffle prizes, bait, games, photos, food, and so. The Oroville Fire Department, Paramedics, California Highway Patrol, California Fish & Game, Department of Water Resources, City of Oroville, Feather River Parks and Rec,, Butte County Health Department, Butte County Ident-a-Child and other have all taken a active roll in the event.
Since 1947 the Kiwanis Club of Oroville as sponsored a Kiddy's Parade. This program is for Pre to 8th grade children. Prizes are awarded to the top three entries in 6 categories. The parade is held each May, the Friday before mothers day. There is no cost to the children to enter the parade, and winners are entered into a larger city wide parade the following day.
The club also hosts an ester egg hurt on the Saturday before Easter. This event provide a fun time for the 600 to 800 kids each year.
The club has just completed working to earn money to purchase a Fire Safety House. This is a 32 foot trailer used for training in many areas of safety for children and seniors. The cost of this unit is $37,000. It will be donated to the City Fire Department and used by some 120,000 people of South Butte County. For more information and a video type about the Fire Safety House please contract the Kiwanis Club of Oroville at the above address, Attn.: Fire Safety Committee.
For the past 17 years the Kiwanis Club of Oroville provides Christmas Gifts to all the Children in Butte County that are under the supervision of Child Protective Services. Each year this project grows in size, in 1994 the club provided gifts for 735 children. This year (1995) there are about 990 children that receive gifts. The total project expenditures in 1994 was $13,000. The expenditure for 1995 was $15,500. Much of the money raised for this annual project comes for the community in donations of money or gifts. The club members have been able underwrite the expenses of this project themselves.
Misc. Events where we provide food service.
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