The Kiwanis Club of Hamburg will host children activities at the Hamburg Community Pool, Hamburg Fire Hall and Hamburg’s Clayton Softball Field for Hamburg’s Independence Day Celebration Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 to raise money for local children’s projects.
Beginning at 3 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Pool, Kiwanis members will host children’s activities centered on having fun in the water.  Activities will include a duck draw for toddlers and preschoolers in the baby pool.  Older children and teenagers can participate in water raft races, kayak races and a watermelon race to name just a few of the fun games planned for the community’s’ kids.  All pool activities are free for all participants with small prizes awarded.
The Kiwanis alongside the Hamburg Fire Department will offer hamburgers and hotdogs for a free-will donation beginning at 5:00 PM on July 3rd at the Hamburg Fire Hall.  In the lot behind the fire hall, Kiwanis will sponsor a bounce house, dunk tank and face painting for the children during this time.  Marnie Simons Middle School will offer popcorn, slushies and cotton candy with proceeds going towards the school’s biannual Washington D.C. trip scheduled for the summer of 2019.
“We know kids need Kiwanis, in our community and around the world,” said Tuesday Wray, Hamburg Kiwanis member and organizer of the event.
 “This (Independence Day Celebration) is an opportunity to invest in our community’s children, and help out our local fire department,” she added.  “We’re excited to partner with the City of Hamburg, the Hamburg Fire Department, and kids from our school to bring Hamburg a fun filled day!”
After festivities wrap up at the Hamburg Fire Department, Kiwanis will host a Water Kickball Tournament across the street from the fire hall at Clayton Field’s softball field.  Kids aged 10 - 18 are invited to participate in this new event.  
Persons interested in entering a team may contact Jodi Hendrickson, Kiwanis member and event organizer at 402-297-0539 or sign up on Hamburg’s Kiwanis Independence Day Celebration Facebook page event.    The winning team will be awarded a trophy donated by local businesses.
Kiwanis provides resources for club projects such as the chapter’s Achievement Scholarship Fund, given each year to a Hamburg Community School District high school senior, and Camp OK scholarships for local 5th and 6th graders. “In an era of municipal and school budget cuts, our club can step in and provide the necessary elements for children to thrive, prosper and grow,” said Jodi Hendrickson.
The Independence Day Celebration will conclude with Hamburg’s annual firework show beginning at 9:30 PM.  The $4,000 show is sponsored by the City of Hamburg and Kiwanis of Hamburg.  Donations for the fireworks are appreciated and can be made at Great Western Bank, City Hall, Hamburg Public Library, or the evening of the show.
The Kiwanis Club of Hamburg, established in 1923, welcomes new members who want to serve their community.