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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:45 am

The Ahwatukee Kiwanis Club has completed many community service projects in Ahwatukee throughout the year, and now has teamed up with Horizon Honors, Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe high schools to form a Key Club.

Robert Anderson, secretary, said Mountain Pointe was the first school of the three to form a Key Club, and later Horizon contacted the Kiwanis Club with interest in forming a Key Club at its school.

Currently, Horizon has 42 members in their Key Club, and Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe both have 100 members.

Having Key Clubs at the schools, each member is responsible for doing community service around Ahwatukee.

For Horizon, having the Key Club at the school worked perfectly because each student is responsible for 30 hours of community service per semester.

Some of the community service students complete range from hosting various tutoring sessions to sponsoring haunted houses at their homes, Anderson said.

They also assist Kiwanis with events around Ahwatukee such as the annual Ahwatukee Easter Parade and Spring Fling.

Anderson said funds raised from the haunted houses all go to the Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project to assist with the eradication of tetanus.

“At a Kiwanis standpoint, we are encouraged to get the kids involved,” Anderson said.

Students interested in getting involved with their school’s Key Club can sign up at their school or online at www.ahwatukeekiwanis.org.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dochoa@ahwatukee.com.

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