William Steitz, Germantown Kiwanis president (left) and Carol Miller, Committee Chair for the Taste of Germantown (to his left) present a check for $4,170.00 to the Germantown Friends of Park & Recreation President Ray Barran (right) and Treasurer Cheri Schadeberg. The amount was raised to help build the Kiwanis Performing Arts Pavilion in Fireman’s Park.
Taste of Germantown Event Nets $4,170 for KPAP
GERMANTOWN, WI –September 3, 2014–Germantown Kiwanis presented a check for $4,170 to Friends of Park & Recreation as proceeds from the Taste of Germantown event held in July. The presentation of the “big check” was made by Kiwanis President William Steitz and Taste of Germantown Committee Chairperson Carol Miller to President Ray Baran and Board Member Cheri Schadeberg of Friends of Park & Recreation. Taste of Germantown is a culinary festival to help promote area restaurants. It was sponsored by Germantown Kiwanis to bring attention to their project to build a Kiwanis Performing Arts Pavilion (KPAP) in Fireman’s Park.
“Community support for this event was incredible,” said Miller. “… and plans for next year are already in the works.” Miller said the Taste of Germantown promotion was so successful that Kiwanis will be planning three similar events for next summer.
The money placed in the Friends of the Park fund came from proceeds from Taste of Germantown as well as donations to KPAP as a result of the event and a raffle at the Germantown Community Golf Outing.
Germantown Kiwanis is a local chapter of Kiwanis International. Their charter is to help teach leadership roles to the youth of our community. The activities which Germantown Kiwanis finances include the Germantown High School Key Club, middle school level Builders Club and elementary school K-Kids. Kiwanis also sponsors activities with the village Parks & Recreation Department, Germantown Scholarship Fund and individual projects as they come up.
The Performing Arts Pavilion is scheduled to break ground in 2015 and be completed in 2016. Kiwanis will then turn the pavilion over to the Germantown Parks and Recreation Department for use by the community. Germantown Kiwanis would like to see the pavilion used by organizations such as Germantown Community Band, the Germantown High School Band, Destination Imagination, Fourth of July activities and a Jazz in the Park series.