As the school year rolls on the need for additional masks for schools in Adams County rolls on with it. Therefore, the Quincy Noon Kiwanis, Quincy Golden K Kiwanis, and Gem City Breakfast Kiwanis have partnered with Quincy Sewessentials and other seamstresses to re-stock the county schools with masks.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the “Kiwanis Mask-Up” project will be launched. The community is invited to help Kiwanis members cut, sew, and package masks between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day at the Quincy Mall Community Room.

The motto of Kiwanis is to “help the children of the world” and the members of Kiwanis are doing just that. As the pandemic continues, the need for masks will continue. Masks need to be laundered and changed out as they tend to wear out, and not everyone can afford to purchase several masks

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In preparations for the big day on October 24, donations of fabric, buttons, sewing machines, irons, and Ziploc bags are appreciated. Monetary donations toward the project would be appreciated as well. Kiwanis Builder’s Club, Key Club, Aktion Club, and Circle K plan to assist with the project.

If you would like to drop off donations for Kiwanis Mask-Up, you’re welcome to drop them off at Emerald City Jewelers, 3236 Broadway; Liberty Bank, 4134 Broadway; SERVPRO of Quincy, 2808 Ellington Road; and Edward Jones at 126 N. 30th -Suite 104. For more information, contact (Joanne Dedert) at (217-242-1425) or (John Venegoni) at (217-430-2234).

In addition, Mayor Kyle Moore will proclaim the week of Oct. 19 – 24 as “Kiwanis Mask-Up Week” at the October 19 Quincy Noon Kiwanis Meeting held at the Holiday Inn at 12:00 noon.

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