KVWC flower sale women

KV Women’s Club embers Nancy Busch, Joanne Swart, Lynn Ginzer and Val Fagen get flower baskets ready for the club’s flower sale Friday and Saturday. (BUCKNER/Post-News)

You can get some nice flowers for Mother’s Day this weekend, as the KV Women’s Club (KVWC) will conduct its Annual Flower Fundraiser on Friday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Keener Township Fire Station parking lot on State Road 10 and onSaturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in front of Dairy Queen in DeMotte Plaza on Halleck Street.

The sale is one of the club’s more notable fundraisers since the organization was established in 1973, with all money raised distributed locally to address a variety of identified needs. As these needs grow and change, so do the efforts of the KVWC to meet them. The (KVWC) was formed in 1973 as the DeMotte Junior Women’s Club, but the “Junior” was later dropped to ensure women of all ages living within KV school district could become members.

The KVWC is one of many women’s groups scattered across Indiana forming the Indiana Federation of Clubs (IFC). Similar Clubs exist throughout the U.S. Each State Organization is, in turn, affiliated with the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), the National Organization.

The KVWC’s motto is, “Living the Volunteer Spirit.” Over the last two years, $6,650 was earned through KVWC fundraisers, making contributions possible to area food pantries, Back-Pack and Back-to-School Programs, the Crisis Center, Riley Children’s Hospital, and our Military both overseas as well as at the Indiana Veteran’s Home.

Each year, three scholarships totaling $2,000 are awarded to area graduating high school seniors. The Miracle Tree Project assures gifts for many disadvantaged area youth. Public and school libraries get help for added program needs, and a local volunteer Special Needs Sports Program also receives a much-needed help.

The KVWC would love to expand its membership and invites you to join them. For more information, contact Nancy Busch at 219-869-0722.