The Hudson Kiwanis became involved in a community project in January of this year when a committee of community volunteers seeking to build a permanent Safety Town approached the school board for assistance. Specifically, the Safety Town Committee wanted the Hudson Kiwanis to take part in a transaction that would result in a gift of the project to the Hudson City Schools.
Upon approval by the School Board, the Hudson Kiwanis entered into a contract with a local building contractor selected by the Safety Town Committee. The Safety Town Committee raised money for the project and delivered it to the Hudson Kiwanis for safekeeping.
The School Board granted the Hudson Kiwanis and its contractor permission to access the site for construction. The Hudson School Board voted to accept the gift of the project from the Hudson Kiwanis; upon delivery of a deed executed by the Hudson Kiwanis, the project will become the property of the Hudson City Schools. Upon certification by the School Board and the Safety Town Committee that the contractor has completed the construction contract, Hudson Kiwanis will use the funds that it is holding to pay the contractor.
For its part in the transaction and for its contribution of $10,000, the project is to be forever known as "Kiwanis Safety Town."
There will be a large Hudson Kiwanis logo affixed to the building; HCER will promote the annual event as "Kiwanis Safety Town" and participants and volunteers will be given T-shirts that say "Kiwanis Safety Town."