A generous donation from the Kiwanis Club to the town will boost what had been essentially a cleanup project and modest pocket park along River Road into something more lively, and that is exciting. This grant not only demonstrates the the value of these amenities to the town, but also the civic spirit of our clubs and citizens that is so essential to the quality of life in Wilton.
The Kiwanis Club has been a major player in civic generosity since 1951. Each year this group puts on tried and true fundraisers like the recent pancake breakfast and citrus fruit sale, and new ones like last fall’s pumpkin patch, then invest the money raised into projects and organizations that benefit Wilton. This club has donated money to Ogden House, Stay at Home in Wilton, Trackside Teen Center, Wilton Family Y, Memorial Day parade, Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Wilton Youth Council, among many more. The club also organizes regular food drives, as it did two weeks ago, to support the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry.