2017 Ornament – shiloh house

This year, seven students from the ZBTHS Industrial Technology class submitted designs for the club’s annual ornament fundraiser. The winning design, Shiloh House, was created by Rafael Murillo. Murillo chose Shiloh House because he felt it was “one of the most important historical pieces.” Although Murillo said he did not know a lot about Shiloh House prior to designing the ornament, he saw it as an opportunity to learn more. His research led him to different sources, where he “started learning about the true history of Zion and when and how the city came to be what it is today.” If you are interested in purchasing the Shiloh House ornament, contact any Kiwanis member.

Awards Presented to Local Students

For the 5th year in a row, the Kiwanis Club of Zion-Benton has presented awards to 3rd and 4th grade students in the Zion-Benton area, as part of the Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program. The students are given these awards because they have been successful in bringing up their grades in math and reading as measured on standardized tests given twice per year. Along with bringing up their scores in math and reading, students must also maintain or improve in all other subject areas. The schools that have participated in the BUG program are: Westfield in Winthrop Harbor, Kenneth Murphy and Our Lady of Humility in Beach Park, and Elmwood School in Zion. Click here for pictures of award presentations.


Thank you to all of our sponsors!


Thank you to our members, their families, volunteers, donors, and our 2017 Pancake Breakfast sponsors!

Eliminate Projectmom-baby-love-graphic

At our weekly meetings, please support¬†the Kiwanis International service project to reduce Maternal Neonatal Tetanus, MNT, with your pocket change. Read more…