Photos by Kim Moss
By William Tauro
The Somerville Kiwanis Club hosted their Annual Council on Aging Thanksgiving Dinner this past Tuesday night at the Somerville High School in the Culinary Arts Room.
Over 100 seniors of the Somerville Council on Aging were served a delicious dinner with salad, turkey and apple pie. The meal was prepared by the students and staff of the Somerville High School Culinary Arts Department.
Somerville Kiwanis members also put their best foot forward in leading the club in musical choruses of festive holiday music.
The Kiwanis were founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915. They were initially a business networking organization, but eventually changed their focus to community service.
The organization’s primary mission is molding good kids into exceptional adults. They offer programs that teach leadership skills, the importance of community, and offer services like after-school tutoring programs. Annually, Kiwanis sponsors around 150,000 projects that cover a wide spectrum of services and raise over $100 million for their communities. Kiwanis is one of the few organizations that offers membership to almost all age groups—from elementary school students to adults. Combined, there are approximately 600,000 members in 8,000 clubs throughout 96 countries.