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  Date: December 22, 2009
Title: Kiwanis to provide 7,000 volunteers to create Rose Parade floats

The Kiwanis International Rose Float Committee is providing 7,000 volunteers - the largest pool of volunteers from any organization - to create 10 floats for the 2010 Rose Parade.

The volunteers come from all over North America and represent nearly all of Kiwanis International's clubs: Builders Club, for middle school students; Key Club for high school students; Circle K International for college students; Aktion Club for adults with disabilities and Kiwanis for adults.

"Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club," said Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo, who will ride on the Kiwanis International float with his family. "Our 7,000 volunteers will help make this year's Rose Parade an artistic success."

Kiwanis volunteers have already worked the first three Saturdays in December. Beginning December 26, Kiwanis volunteers will work one of two decorating shifts each day through December 31. Five hundred volunteers will work each shift, and Kiwanis clubs will feed the volunteers lunch and dinner. Kiwanis volunteers will work a total of 56,000 volunteer hours to complete the floats.

About Kiwanis International
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis International and its service leadership programs for young people, including Circle K, Key Club, Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior and Aktion Club dedicate more than 19 million volunteer hours and invest US$100 million to strengthen communities and serve children annually. The Kiwanis International family comprises 600,000 adult and youth members in 70 countries and geographic areas. For more information about Kiwanis International, please visit

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