Monday, April 24, 2023

We Give to Cedar Valley Youth through Youth Programs

Our Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers Club is 

Dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

As discussed earlier, we raise money through selling kettle corn at events and through the generosity of merchants in the Cedar Valley.  We are helping our youth by donating to youth programs in our area.  These programs support our youth in ways that make a difference in their lives.

Here is a list of the programs that will receive donations from us this year.  We plan to disburse over $20,000.

  • Boys & Girls Club
  • CV Jaycee Give of Giving Program
  • Cedar Valley Preschool
  • Community United Child Care
  • Family and Children's Council
  • Grin & Grow Preschool
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hartman Reserve
  • Hawkeye CC Literacy Program
  • Cedar Valley Job Foundation
  • Kiwanis International Fund
  • Koats for Kids
  • NE-IA Kiwania Foundation
  • Northeast Iowa Foodbank
  • Cedar Falls Rec Center Baseball League
  • Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • Family YMCA of Black Hawk County
  • YWCA of Black Hawk County$

Wednesday, April 19, 2023


 You may have tasted our scrumptious kettle corn that we sell at a variety of fairs, festivals, and 4th Street Car Cruises around the Cedar Valley.  This is one of the ways we raise money to donate to youth program and organizations in the area.  

Believe it or not, we raise about  $15,000 a year.  

Another source of support is a generous collection of area sponsors. These are merchants who support our program through donations or in-kind donations. Our sponsors provide another $11,000 to donate to the Kids of Cedar Valley.  THANK YOU!!   **

  • Community Auto Group
  • Denver Savings Bank
  • Martin Brothers
  • Blain's Farm and Fleet
  • Farm Mutual Insurance
  • Pheasant Ridge Golf Course
  • Scheels
  • Sam Annis and Company
  • McGee Construction Company
  • Oakridge Realtors
  • CopyWorks
  • Fluidyne
  • Brad's Corner Drug
  • Witham Auto Center
  • Performance Bodies
  • AutoBody Pros
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Coffman's Body Shop
  • State Farm - Brad McCunniff
  • Structure Real Estate
  • First Nation Bank 
  • Blain's Farm and Fleet
  • Signs By Tomorrow
  • Dickey's Printing
  • VCC Vieth Construction Corp

** (The graphic is the label we put on our Kettle Corn bags during 2022. Will update it when we have our 2023 label created.)

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Dr. Czarnetski Pontificates about Severe Weather

Dr. Alan Czarnetski
Fellow Kiwanian, UN Professor of Meteorology, Dr, Alan Czarnetski, gave a fascinating presentation on Severe Weather. 

Alan discussed how they create computer models to predict upcoming weather in our locality. He discussed the causes and what to do during severe weather. He answered a great number of questions we had about how the weather is predicted.  It was quite informative.

The Professor won’t be leaving any time soon because the weather did not agree with him!