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Texarkana Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast yields $40K in local grants

by Karl Richter | October 24, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA -- Sixteen Texarkana area nonprofit organizations received grant funding in various amounts at the Kiwanis Club of Texarkana's annual banquet.

The grants, which were established to provide support for children and those with disabilities, were funded by the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, which was held in May and raised over $40,000.

In a news release, Kiwanis President Monty Murry said the organization is committed to serving our community, and these grants allow the Kiwanis Club to fund valuable services provided by our local nonprofits.

"Texarkana is a strong community where we take care of one another," Murry said. "The Kiwanis Club feels honored that our grant program can be a small part of the huge impact that these non-profit organizations make each day as they work hard to serve some of our most vulnerable populations."

Kiwanis leaders pushed back the date of the annual Pancake Breakfast this year because of concerns over COVID-19. However, in 2022, Kiwanis plans to return its signature fundraiser to its traditional date: the first Saturday in March at Texarkana College.

Organizations receiving grants this year included Boy Scout Troup 86, CASA of Northeast Texas, Domestic Violence Prevention, Edward D. Trice Elementary School, First Choice Pregnancy Center, Hospice of Texarkana, KIDS Diabetes Day Camp, Kids Run the Line Too, Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties, Opportunities Inc., Runnin' WJ Ranch, Stuff The Bus, Texarkana Museums System, Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Texarkana College, and Watersprings Ranch.

(For more information on the grant program or the Kiwanis Club of Texarkana, please contact the club president, Monty Murry, at 903-277-4776 or [email protected])

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