Look for familiar faces in front of local grocery stores this weekend as we celebrate Kiwanis Peanut Days. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Zion-Benton will be collecting donations in exchange for peanuts.

Friday, 9/25 • 10 AM-8 PM and Saturday, 9/26 • 10 AM-6 PM

  • Jewel-Osco (Waukegan)
  • Jewel-Osco (Zion)
  • Walmart (Zion)

Friday, 9/25 • 4-8 PM

  • Hoeksma’s Mini-Mart (Beach Park)

Peanut Days is one of the club’s major fundraisers, which helps to support community organizations that focus on serving children in the Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion areas. Click here for a list of organizations. The Kiwanis Club of Zion-Benton also recognizes ZBTHS students of the month and provides six scholarships to graduating students.

You can support the club even more by buying a case of peanuts from any Kiwanis member. The suggested donation is $50 per case. Contact us to buy peanuts by the case ($50*) or half case ($25*). You can also buy them at ACE Hardware: 2660 Sheridan Rd, Zion, IL.

*Suggested donation.


Our club will honor local firefighters and police officers on Thursday, September 24. Honorees from Beach Park, Newport Township, Winthrop Harbor and Zion will be presented with the Lee J. Fischer Firefighter/Police award.