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Free peanuts from Key Club

Central’s Key Club participated in Peanut Day, an event held last Thursday and Friday at Jewel and Kramer’s.  Members of Key Club partook in this occasion to help raise money by handing out free peanuts to the public and asking for donations.

Key Club’s main focus is service and helping out the community by raising money.  Barb Plantz, sponsor of Central’s Key Club, said, “Probably our biggest thing is service.  We’re all about service.”  Key Club contributes to many different events throughout the year that center around this main objective.

The Kiwanis group, which is the adult version of Key Club, started this event years ago.  Central’s Key Club contributed to the event to help the Kiwanis group raise money.  “Basically, they started it and we just help them raise money for their club and for our club,” said Megha Aggarwal, senior and president of Key Club at Central.

Peanut Day is one of the more important events of the year for Key Club.  “Peanut Day is important because it is one of the first events that we have for our club. It’s a bonding experience for the Key Club members and the Kiwanis members.  The Kiwanis members are very grateful for our service usually and they always expect nothing but the best so that’s why it’s really important to create a bond with the Kiwanis Club and to make sure that they know we’re there for them,” Aggarwal said.

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Both Aggarwal and Rajan Khanna, junior and vice president of Key Club, agreed that Peanut Day was a success.  “Peanut Day was good this year.  Every year we get a solid amount of donations.  Overall, it was a success.”

However, even though Key Club gained many donations from Peanut Day, Khanna feels that they could improve the event for next year.  “This year we had a lot of different times and locations,” Khanna said.

Patrick Kendall, junior and member of Key Club, said, “When I went at Kramer’s, I was the only one there.”  However, Kendall agrees that the amount raised was decent.  “We raised a reasonable amount.  It’s all going to the Kiwanis foundation, which helps around the world,” Kendall said.

Both Kendall and Khanna will participate in the event in years to come.  Key Club will continue to contribute to Peanut Day.

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