Kiwanis in Action: From KettleHouse Amphitheater to the Dragon Hollow Playground

Have you noticed those nice folks with the neon flags helping you park at KettleHouse Amphitheater? Those are the faithful volunteers of Sentinel Kiwanis Club of Missoula.

Since the KettleHouse Amphitheater opened in 2017, they’ve been volunteering their time to assist with parking at the Amp. A portion of parking proceeds from each event is donated to Sentinel Kiwanis, which helps them get involved with various community projects.

Recently, they volunteered to help refurbish and expand the Dragon Hollow playground next to the Missoula Carousel. After 18 years of constant use, it was in need of a little facelift. Volunteers from many organizations, including lots of members from Sentinel Kiwanis, pitched in on the build during May and June.  Most of the wood was replaced with longer lasting materials that will require less maintenance and the new fence pickets are made out of recycled milk jugs.

In addition to labor, Sentinel Kiwanis was a financial sponsor for the the Cozy Cocoon — made in memory of a founding member who was active in Sentinel Kiwanis for 55 years until he passed away last winter. The cocoon is designed for kids with sensory processing challenges to block out some of the chaos in such a busy place.

“This is the sort of project we support with the proceeds we receive from the Amphitheater.  Thank you so much for the opportunity and for Logjam’s significant community contributions.” – Kelly Rosenleaf, President of Sentinel Kiwanis Club of Missoula

Next time you’re at the Amp and you see one of the Sentinel Kiwanis volunteers, please thank them for the great work they do in Missoula!