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Club Wraps Up 2015 With Service
1/12/2016

2015 wrapped up with the Kiwanis club visiting INOVA Loudoun Hospital's...

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Club distributes gifts at INOVA Loudoun Hospital's Pediatric Ward

Before Christmas once again the Leesburg Kiwanis club teamed with the Marine Corps League to distribute gifts to children on the pediatric ward over the holiday and in the emergency room. The children were glad to see the club and receive presents to help take their minds off their hospitalization.

 

Our thanks to hundreds of participants and thousands of viewers that enjoyed the Lesburg Kiwanis' 59th consecutive Halloween parade.

We hope to see you again next year on the parade's 60th anniversary!

Here are the floats recognized with awards:

Belmont Ridge Middle School players' White Christmas cast--Best Float

Belmont Ridge Players White Christmas Cast--Best Float

Cycle Luv's crew--Most Creative

Cycle Luv Crew--Most Creative

Best Friends Pet Service--Best Interpretation of the Halloween Theme

Best Friends Pet Service--Best Interpretation of Halloween Theme

See the Events Photo Album page for more Kiwanis Halloween parade pictures!

 

The Kiwanis Club of Leesburg Virginia, founded by local business leaders in March, 1957, is an organization of volunteers--business people, professionals, government workers, moms and dads, and retirees--dedicated to serving Loudoun County one child and one community at a time.

The club is best known for the annual Halloween parade that it sponsors in Leesburg. Every Halloween since 1957 children of all ages watch police, fire, and rescue units, high school marching bands, floats, groups, and politicians parade down King Street and pass out candy. In recent years, over 100 participating units delight an estimated 10-15,000 people with floats, marching bands, groups of all types, and, of course, candy!

We sponsor Key Clubs in five Loudoun high schools including all three Leesburg high schools. Students run these service leadership programs under faculty supervision, learning community service by sponsoring projects that benefit their school and the community at large and receiving valuable leadership training and experience. The Kiwanis club has in the pass taken a group of Key Club members to Richmond, while the legislature is in session to witness state government in action. Students typically meet with the governor or lieutenant governor, assistant attorney general, and both state senators and delegates who represent their families.

Community service is a big part of Kiwanis—we truly serve the children of the world, first and foremost in Loudoun County. In our decades of service we have supported many different organizations. In recent years the club locally supports InterFaith Relief, the Holiday Coalition, INOVA Loudoun Hospital’s Birthing Inn, and youth projects. Internationally the club contributes to the Kiwanis International Foundation service project to eradicate iodine deficiency disorder (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation in children around the world, and other children oriented projects.

Domino's-Halloween Parade 2015 Pizza sponsor