Community Opportunities

whoBenefitsCrowdThe Woolly Worm Festival is co-sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk and The Avery County Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers are needed for this fun family event.

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Kiwanis International is an international organization of member-volunteers who give more than 6 million hours and more than US$100 million each year to help change the world one child and one community at a time. We believe that helping a child helps the world. Kiwanis also plays a special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids clubs at the elementary school level, Builders Clubs in middle school and junior highs, Key Clubs in high schools, and Circle K clubs at the collegiate level all are Kiwanis organizations that teach community service and leadership skills to young people. In addition, Aktion Clubs are made up of adults with mental and physical disabilities who enthusiastically perform service to help others.

The profits from the Woolly Worm Festival support county-wide projects as well as targeting the children of Avery County as set forth by the Kiwanis Club charter. There have been many local organizations that have benefitted from the dollars earned at the Woolly Worm Festival.