A Kiwanis Halloween: Annual Donut Sale On 25th And 26th; K-Kids Knock On Doors To Fight A Worldwide Scourge
On October 25 (Thursday) and 26 (Friday) Lakewood Kiwanis will hold their annual donut sale at the Masonic Temple, corner of Detroit and Andrews. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. only on Friday.
Donuts will also be sold at Rozi’s and at Geiger’s during their store hours.
All donuts will sell by the box for $6.50 per box of a dozen. Each box contains a combination of plain, glazed, chocolate, cinnamon and powdered sugar donuts.
Cider will also be on sale.
If you are interested in helping with the donut sale, or if you wish further information, call Tim Mohr at 216-941-7319.
On Halloween night itself, 17 K-Kids from Harrison School will be going door-to-door carrying boxes with Kiwanis and UNICEF logos affixed. They will be asking for contributions on behalf of an international project in which Kiwanis is partnering with UNICEF to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus in 34 nations in Africa and Asia. (Hence the name: “Eliminate Project.”)
The terrible nature of tetanus is not understood in countries such as the .U.S., because we don’t live where tetanus flourishes. In underdeveloped countries it is a different story. There, tetanus often strikes newborn babies, because the bacteria dwelling in the soil reach a newborn baby by way of unsanitary birthing conditions or through birth-attendants who have not taken proper precautions, and instruments which have not been properly sterilized. The result is a life cut short after a few days, and a grieving mother. The death rate, before the present project began, was one death of a baby every nine minutes, 160 per day.
Vaccination is the remedy. It takes three vaccinations at a cost of about $1.80 to immunize mother and child. To provide these vaccinations and the wherewithal to deliver them and to properly train health-care workers are the aims of the Eliminate Project and the reason why K-Kids will be knocking on doors on Halloween night.
For further information on the K-Kids’ project, go to Trickortreatforunicef.org.