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Key Club starts at Platteville High School
Activities include food drive, highway cleanup, face-painting at Tarzan
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The Key Club food drive resulted in more than 500 items donated. Erschens Florist raised money for 100 more food items to be purchased.

Platteville High School has begun a Key Club, affiliated with the Platteville Kiwanis.

So far the key club has involved themselves in the following activities:

Local food drive: Key Club teamed up with Erschen’s Florist to host a food drive for the local food pantries. To grab the attention of the students at Platteville High School, an award was promised to the grade that brought in the most non-perishable food items. The food drive had a slow start, so Key Club decided to extend the competition from a week to a week and a half. In the end, the school brought in more than 500 items while the freshmen and seniors came out on top in the friendly competition. During the food drive Erschen’s raised money to buy more food after the high school competition was over, and with that money Key Club went to Aldi’s and was able to buy 100 more food items

Cream puff stand: Members served cream puffs and other concessions to people at Dairy Days. This was the first project that the key club was involved in.

Highway cleanup: Key Club went out to Wisconsin 80 with the Kiwanis club and cleaned the road, for Adopt a Highway. Almost 20 people went to help.

Banana Nights: The senior citizens at Manorcare love seeing young new faces so the Key Club, along with the Kiwanis Club takes bananas over to them, and talks with them for a while, just to brighten their day.

Face-painting: Platteville High School’s musical this year was “Tarzan.” To make the musical even more enjoyable for children attending, Key Club set up a table outside the doors, where children could get their faces painted to look like animals that were in the musical.

Christmas gift wrapping: A few Key Club members met at Badger Brothers to wrap presents for people that brought gifts they wanted wrapped.

Child supervision at Neal Wilkins: During the PTO meeting, parents were able to bring their kids with them, so they can attend the meeting and receive free child care.

Community Arboretum auction: Volunteers made meals for a week for a family who purchased the item. The auction was held to raise money for the paving and lighting of the trail in the community.

Caroling for Salvation Army: A group of Key club members, as well as other high school students, stood outside Walmart singing Christmas carols while ringing a bell and raising money for the Salvation Army.

Key Club is willing to take requests and suggestions for activities from community members.