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POSTPONED: Bike Rodeo at the Civic Center, June 6th, 10-Noon

February 7, 2020

Free Helmets For Kids!

The Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club sponsors the annual Bicycle Rodeo at the Civic Center in Saranac Lake each year.

As usual, it includes:

  • Rider Course
  • Free Bicycle Helmets (old helmets can be traded in)
  • Bike Mechanics for free tune-ups
  • Bicycle Raffle
  • Refreshments

It’s great to see new bike riders getting off to a good start with safety, knowing the rules, a new helmet and a bike that’s been checked out. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

This is a collaborative effort and the Kiwanis Club could not do the event without the assistance and support of:

  • Saranac Lake Police Benevolent Association
  • Saranac Lake Civic Center
  • Blue Line Sports
  • Human Power Planet Earth Bicycle Repair
  • Franklin County Health Department
  • North Country Healthy Heart Network
  • Team Placid Planet

Bags For Belongings, Help Us Help Foster Kids! January 16th, 5-7pm

January 7, 2020

Kiwanis Launches Bags for Belongings Program

Saranac Lake Kiwanis is embarking on a new program in 2020 that will focus on the needs of the Franklin County Foster Care Program and the young people within it. Kiwanis President, Craig Stevens expressed that “we’re hoping that this program can become a regular addition to our core activities, such as the Bike Rodeo, supplying free dictionaries to every third-grader, and books to all kindergarteners.”  

On average, a child in foster care in the US moves 2-3 times a year. Kiwanis is teaming up with the Franklin County Division of Family Affairs and the organization Together We Rise to ensure that no child in our community has to pack their belongings in a garbage bag as they move to a new home. Saranac Lake Kiwanis has committed $800 for the initial purchase of duffel bags to be provided to children entering foster care. 

Kiwanians are asking for your help during the first two weeks in 2020 to provide our area youth in foster care some of the comforts they deserve. Event organizer, Andrea Audi, says that the choice to start the new year with this program was not an accident. “Many of us were blessed this holiday with at least a few extra stocking stuffers that we could contribute.”

You can participate in one of three ways.  Help us by meeting us half way toward our next purchase. Go to and donate online to meet our $400 goal so that we can continue to supply these bags.

Help by dropping off any of the following items to a Community Bank Location in Saranac Lake before Jan. 16th. For the youngest: pacifiers, sippy cups, bibs, diapers, wipes are the most needed. Examples of donations suitable for all ages are books, notebooks, coloring books, flashlights, earbuds, travel games, refillable water bottles, blankets, hats, socks, gloves and mittens. Children in foster care range from infants to older teenagers, so items for boys and girls of all ages are welcome.  It is asked that items are new or only very gently used. Would your business or agency like to donate some items? Kiwanis can make pick-ups.

Lastly, join The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake for a meaningful, fun and tasty evening at the Fiddlehead Bistro to kick off this program. The event will be held Thursday, January 16th from 5-7pm. You can find out more about the Foster Care Unit, Kiwanis, and lend a few minutes to help pack the bags there. Tickets are $20 per person at the door and include one drink (a beer or wine) and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to is appreciated.

Kiwanis Club Sponsors Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

March 7, 2018

Roger Steinbrueck, Judy Nisson, Craig Stevens, Keith Freeman, Lonnie Ford, Aleacia Landon and Monica Tojek or the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake present a check to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee at their weekly morning meeting at the Blue Moon Cafe.

Kiwanis Club Annual Dinner at LaBella Ristorante

November 8, 2017

Members of the Aktion Club attended. Plaques and trophies were given in recognition of outstanding service over the past year. Pictured, from left to right, back are: Patti Lawrence, Bob Lawrence, Rickie Sullivan, Don Moore, Dan Reilly, Kareen Tyler; center row: Roger Steinbreuck, Jeff Dickson, Keith Freeman, Judi Nisson, Lonnie Ford, Meg Holmes, Tim Holmes, Craig Stevens, Judy Periera, Dawn Rogers, Andrea Audi, Chris Covert; front row: Aggie Pelletieri, Bill Young, Bill Rich, Erik Viscardo, Renee Stevens and Donna Walsh.

Bloomingdale Elementary Kindergarten Thanks Kiwanis

October 3, 2017

They love their new books!

…..and we love giving them out!

Kindergarten Books Handed Out; Kids Dig Right In!

June 7, 2017

Mrs. Fahl’s Bloomingdale Elementary Kindergarten Class

Each year Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake distributes books to the area Kindergarten Classes (including home-schooled children).

90 Miler Canoe Race, Sept. 8 – 10, 2017

June 7, 2017

The 90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic Race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The 90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic is an amazing boat event (which welcomes canoes, kayaks, and guideboats) held on the historic “Highway of the Adirondacks” on the weekend after Labor Day. The three-day, 90-mile, 275-boat race concludes at the NYS Boat Launch on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake, welcoming triumphant finishers and concluding with a ceremonial dinner.

Come join us on Sept. 10 at the Saranac Lake Boat Launch!