The Conway Kiwanis Club celebrated its 95th anniversary with a birthday party on Wednesday.
The local chapter was founded in 1924 and was the second Kiwanis Club in Arkansas.
Conway Kiwanis President Jim Wiltgen led a crows of club members Wednesday in singing “Happy Birthday” before Kiwanian Denver Prince ceremonially cut the first piece of the cake.
Prince is the club’s longest-standing member. He joined the Conway Kiwanis Club in 1960.
Kiwanians have a rich history between the local colleges that they have built strong relationships with through the years, Wiltgen said.
The club has provided local businesses and area professionals the opportunity to network and come together once a week for fellowship and to share information regarding local, state, national and international concerns through the years.
Kiwanians encourage each other to participate in community service and leadership projects throughout the year, raising money for local scholarships and other fundraising needs each year.
The first-ever Conway Kiwanis president was C.J. Greene.
In it’s early years, the group helped support and sponsored neighboring cities in establishing additional clubs across central Arkansas.
Members sang and cheered while they shared a meal at China Town in Conway as they celebrated the group’s 95th anniversary Wednesday.