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November 18, 2014

Alex Geisler, President of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce joined us this week to talk about the 20th annual Dickens on the Square.  The event this year will be Friday, December 5th, 5-8PM and Saturday, December 6th, 11AM-4PM around the historic Macomb Courthouse Square.

Featured will be:

  • kids Christmas crafts
  • horse drawn carriage rides
  • roasted chestnuts
  • living windows displays
  • Dolly and me tea
  • strolling carolers
  • trolley rides
  • children's shopping mall
  • food and drink
  • live musical performances
  • holiday shopping
  • prize drawings
  • visit with Queen Victoria
  • and other events at the same time including:
  • Festival of Trees
  • live nativity scene
  • and Santa Claus

For more information on Dickens on the Square, visit

Alex also said this would be the last year the Chamber would be involved with events like Dickens on the Square.  Due to a change in staffing, that role will now revert back to the City of Macomb.  

We'll be serving pancakes and sausage during Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 13th, 8:00-11:00am for the Lincoln School PTO

inside the Macomb Junior/Senior High School Commons.

Volunteers are needed the night before to set up the grills.  We'll need pancake and sausage servers and general help with the whole event.

We'll be taking boys and girls Shopping With Santa

Saturday, December 20th, 7:0AM @ K-Mart in Macomb.

Each child receives a gift card from Macomb Kiwanis so they

can purchase Chrismas gifts for their families.  

Santa will be there with a special treat for each child.  

Kiwanis members, and volunteers wrap all presents

Reminder: As a member of the Macomb Kiwanis Club, you are eligible for a 5 cent discount per gallon of gas at Hy Vee.  Just show the cashier some sort of Kiwanis identification. 

President Jason Thomas said he attended the Galesburg Kiwanis Club Pancake Day recently.

A new club budget was approved by the club board of directors.

We'll be ringing the Salvation Army red kettle bells at Farm King Thursday, November 20th from 9AM - 7Pm.  Thanks to all the members that have volunteered to take an hour, or more, that day.

Jason says the 50/50 Drawing will return soon in a new format

Congratulations to Darren and Kristen Clerkin on the birth

of their son George.  . He was born November 19th, at 2:10AM

He weighs 7 pounds 8 ounces and is 21 inches long.

A possible new Kiwanis member around 2034?!?

Kerrie - happy to be going back to OPS patrol in January

Tim - happy his wife Alice is feeling better and has gone back to work

Jpe - happy to be going on another hunting trip

Ken - happy his wife Nancy is out of the hospital and they finally got moved into Wesley Estates

Debbie - happy to be involved with  a new project to provide family portraits for families not able to afford them.  That will be December 6th at The Crossing.  The club voted to help out with a $150 donation

Casey - happy youth football is over for another year

Saturday, Dec. 13 - Breakfast with Santa @ Macomb High School with Lincoln School PTO. 8-11am 

Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Christmas dinner & entertainment by David Quesel puppets.  Children of club members will also be invited that night.

Saturday, Dec. 20 - Shopping with Santa @ K-Mart.  We need to be there at 7:00, shopping starts at 7:30am.

View the convention issue of the I-I District Illeiowan here

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