Funds for kids: Lenten Fish Fry


Coming, 5 April 2019: Lenten Fish Fry

sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces on Friday April 5

Proceeds go to school activities in Las Cruces

What: Annual Lenten Fish Fry with desserts provided by the area high school Key Clubs.

Who: Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces

Where: Good Samaritan Village – social center, 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces.  Here’s a map of the area, and also a zoomed-in map for detail, to find us.

When: Friday April 5th from 4pm to 7pm

Cost: $10 per person which includes fish, shrimp, coleslaw, hush puppies, French fries, drinks; Key Clubs will offer various deserts

Information: Tickets may be purchased at the door or from Key Club members at the high schools. Additional information is at Questions call Grady @ 521-0598

For many years the Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces has hosted a Lenten Fish Fry to raise funds for school kids in Las Cruces.  The date is April 5th and is held at the Good Samaritan Social Center, 3011 Buena Vida Circle.  Hours are 4pm to 7pm and the cost is $10 per person.  In addition to fish, shrimp, coleslaw, french fries, and drinks, the high school Key Clubs will be offering deserts.  Tickets are available from local high school Key Clubs and at the door. For more information visit the Kiwanis website at Kiwanis-las


Raft the Rio 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019.  We’re on again! Float your boat!  Or watch others try to float any imaginable device.  It’s a fun event for the community.  Kiwanis took over Raft the Rio in 2016, with great success.  See our webpages with photos from 2016 and 2018.

The idea is to float or paddle from La Llorona Park, the starting point, to the Calle del Norte bridge in Mesilla, for fun and/or to vie for prizes, including first to finish, best use of recycled materials, least likely to finish, and most spirited crew.  There’s a theme, “Pirates of the Rio Grande” and there will be a prize for best fitting into the theme. Participants have run kayaks and canoes but most built their own rafts, many with humorous themes (think Vikings, turtles, dragonflies…).

Registration starts at 8 am; the launch is at 10 am. 

Our entry form, including the rules, is ready; you can download it in Word format or as a PDF.  There’s also an opportunity for sponsors, who will get a place on the event’s official poster; please call John Northcutt at 410 925 9126 or email him at if you’re interested.

We look forward to another great time.