Let’s show how strong we really are and participate
in this annual event! If you are part of an Oly team, club, school,
organization, or community of the Olympia District, we invite you to
join our parade. We’re trying to practice social distancing by
encouraging decorated trucks, cars, or lawn tractors decorated and
followed by a walking unit. For those who enter as a walking unit
that is decorating some type of vehicle, we will offer $25 seed
money for the decorations to the first 10 groups signed up. Prizes
are 1st Place - $75, 2nd Place - $50 and 3rd Place - $25. You can
get the entry form by going to minier.com or contact Carolyn Hansen
The parade will be held Saturday, November 28th at 2
Grand Marshall honors go to Carolyn Hansen, Charter President of the
Olympia Kiwanis Club and 16 year member of the Olympia School Board
of Education. Carolyn is well known for the many times and
situations, over the years, where she has selflessly led out in
giving back to community, area, and beyond. She is wife to Gordon
Hansen and mother to Eric Hansen who graduated from Olympia High
School in 2011. Kiwanis is pleased to honor Mrs. Carolyn Hansen.
We are also conducting a coloring contest for Oly
students at Oly West, kindergarten through 5th grade. We will give
$10 for best picture for each grade, $20 for the picture that best
depicts the theme – Olympia – Spartan Strong and $25 for Grand
Prize. Have your student check with his or her teacher for more
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Kiwanis is also sponsoring our annual House Decorating Contest.
Please have your house decorated and lights on at 5 PM on Sunday, December 6. We
will honor the top four houses with a gift certificate to a Minier business and
a sign for your front lawn. No need to send in a registration, just have your
front light or Christmas lights turned on.
All these activities are sponsored by the Olympia Kiwanis Club. We need you to
help us grow and offer more opportunities to the members of our Olympia
communities. For more information, please go to our Facebook page Olympia
Kiwanis Club of Illinois.
Wear your Blue and White to the parade to show we are Olympia – Spartan Strong!
For questions, please contact Carolyn Hansen at 309-261-1705 or email her at