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Kiwanis Kicks Off 100th Birthday with Major Volunteer Effort

More than 7,000 Kiwanis volunteers to decorate several Rose Parade floats

Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 12:28 pm
Photos of Kiwanis Volunteers from last year's event.

Kiwanis International will kick off its 100th birthday with major volunteer efforts on Dry Decoration Day, Saturday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Floral Decoration daily from December 26 to December 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and during their Special 100th birthday celebration on Tuesday, December 30th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (located on the apron of Rosemont Pavilion). More than 7,000 Kiwanis volunteers will help decorate several Rose Parade floats.

Kiwanis International provides one of the single largest groups of volunteers to decorate floats for the Rose Parade. More than 7,000 adults and high school youth affiliated with the organization put in 56,000 hours to make the floats come to life. The 2015 Rose Parade coincides with Kiwanis’ 100th birthday, which will be marked in the coming year by a series of service projects dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world.

Dry Decoration Day, December 20 and Floral Decoration Day, December 26 to 31st will be held at Phoenix Decorating’s Rosemont Pavilion location (700 Seco St., Pasadena – across from the Rose Bowl).

Volunteers and top Kiwanis leaders will be at Kiwanis’ 100th birthday party celebration on Tuesday, December 30, 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Phoenix Decorating’s Rosemont Pavilion.

Sneak peek at Kiwanis’ float, themed appropriately, “100 Years of Inspiring Children!” and watch the detailed placement of flowers on more than a dozen floats by Kiwanis volunteers.

About Kiwanis

Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, Kiwanis Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, dedicate annually more than 18 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in 80 countries and geographic areas. For more information about Kiwanis International, visit

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