Season of giving gets underway in Sisters

Posted on December - 2 - 2017

Sisters is a generous community all year round, but that spirit is especially in evidence during the holidays. Several organizations are ramping up their annual holiday giving programs. Families who wish to participate in the annual Kiwanis holiday food program are encouraged to fill out their applications now, so that the various  [ Read More ]

“Challenge” is real in Hoodoo race

Posted on August - 9 - 2017
Hoodoo Challenge 2017

The Hoodoo Challenge Run to the Top half-marathon lived up to its name on Saturday, July 29, as nearly 100 brave souls not only agreed to run 13.1 miles on dusty and rocky trails, but to finish that run with a 1.9-mile climb up to the top of the Hoodoo  [ Read More ]

Food Bank adopting ‘shopping style’

Posted on July - 26 - 2017
Kerry Bott demonstrates “shopping style” at the food bank.

The Kiwanis Club of Sisters Food Bank has provided food to low-income Sisters-area residents for 30 years. Big changes are afoot that affect the food bank building, clients and food bank volunteers. Since the Kiwanis food bank is licensed, it is subject to policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Food  [ Read More ]

Homebrew gets Sisters hoppin’

Posted on July - 1 - 2017

Americans have been brewing beer in their homes since colonial times. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were home brewers. On Saturday, Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) carried on the tradition with the first Sisters Homebrew Festival in partnership with Sisters Kiwanis at Creekside Park. Read more at the  [ Read More ]

Kiwanis awards career grant

Posted on July - 1 - 2017
Kiwanian Jack McGilvary presents a career grant award to Lori-Jean Pruitt.

Sisters Kiwanis recently awarded a career grant to Lori-Jean Pruitt. Her award brought the total Kiwanis grant awards past $75,000. Pruitt’s grant is perhaps the most unusual in the history of the program. Lori-Jean, with the aid of the Kiwanis grant, will be attending ATA Tattoo School in Salem. Read more at the Nugget News

Kiwanis awards career grant

Posted on May - 8 - 2017

Diedre Jones of Sisters was recently awarded a Kiwanis Opportunity Fund (COF) grant to pay for training as a medical radiology technician. Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-Area adults who are seeking a career change.

See’s Candies Sale

Posted on November - 30 - 2016

Come out and support our big winter fundraiser, and enjoy some of the finest chocolates!

Athletes take on Hoodoo Challenge

Posted on September - 29 - 2016

Thirty-eight bold souls took the Hoodoo Challenge and ran or walked the 13.1 miles of a half-marathon at the local ski resort. The event was sponsored by Sisters Kiwanis and served as a fundraiser for the club’s many service endeavors in Sisters. Read more at the Nugget News.

Greenhouse returns home to school

Posted on April - 26 - 2016

Fourteen years ago, Shannon Pollard discovered an unused greenhouse at Sisters Elementary School. She used that greenhouse to start an elementary school garden club that had 55 members in the first year. Read more at the Nugget News.

Kiwanis honors it’s volunteers

Posted on March - 1 - 2016

The Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank and its volunteers work hard every month to support Sisters families that have fallen on hard times. Kerry Bott, the Kiwanis Board Member who oversees the food bank, hosted a volunteer appreciation party last week to honor all those who served at the food bank.  [ Read More ]