GREENVILLE—New Madison Kiwanis has served its community for 85 years, and its famous sausage sandwiches at The Great Darke County Fair for a little over 50 years.
Their trademark Red Kiwanis Sausage Barn serves its locally-known sausage sandwiches, as well as egg and cheese to go with the sandwiches, and sells hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee, chocolate milk, milk and orange juice. Sausage served at the barn is fresh stuffed sausage from the New Madison Super Market.
In addition to the fair, the club serves Tri-Village Schools Field Day, New Madison 4th of July weekend and Greenville Farm Power of the Past. Profits from the concession stand go toward the New Madison Kiwanis community and youth projects.
Some of the local projects the sausage barn has allowed the club to complete in the past include donations to the FFA State Foundation,Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Cub Scout troop sponsorships, Christmas lights for Main Street area and community lighting contest sponsorship for many years, donations to New Madison 4th of July Committee and many more community and youth projects.
The fair is the club’s biggest fundraiser. Club member Kenneth Baker said fair week takes a lot of help from the community.
“We get a real good response from the community to fill these 165 work spots at the fair,” he said. “We’ve got to complement our local people that help us out a tremendous amount. We have it on our windows out there, ‘Help us help you.’ We talk to some of the groups that we help finance things through the school, we say ‘Help us, help you.’ We need that help to help this thing go.”
For information on joining New Madison Kiwanis go to www.newmadisonkiwanis.org.