What better way to spend a cool Saturday morning than enjoying all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages, then craft and fly a kite in the local park?
The Noblesville Kiwanis Sunrisers invite the community to today’s pancake breakfast and kite event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dillon Park in Noblesville.
The weather forecast is mostly sunny and 57-68 F with a wind of 7 mph. Googling how much wind it takes to fly a kite, I found that most kites fly in light breezes of 4-10 mph. So as Mary Poppins would say, “So let’s go fly a kite. And get some pancakes.
Money always goes to a good cause with our Sunriser Kiwanians.
I remember interviewing 90-year-old Bob Anderson for one of The Times’ Hamilton County faces. He smiled a lot and was therefore a good candidate for the Times daily.
The founder of the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis Club during most of his years at Sunrisers has always helped his club, especially serving pancake breakfasts. I saw him at the breakfast that the Kiwanis served each year in February to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville. He was still smiling.
He told me how the Sunrisers were born. Years ago, when struggling to get to Noblesville Noon Kiwanis Club meetings, he founded the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis Club, which meets for breakfast.
The club is 45 years old. He has served in all club and lieutenant governor positions twice.
Anderson is a graduate of Klondike High School and Purdue University in West Lafayette. The retired farmer and his wife Maurine have three daughters and several grandchildren. He volunteered with the American Red Cross, providing rides to needy patients. He and his wife served for several years with Hamilton County Meals on Wheels. The Andersons served First Christian Church in many ways, including mowing the property for over 20 years. And in 2017, his family donated $ 50,600 to the Noblesville Parks Foundation.
He won the club’s Community Service Award in 2017. Earlier this year, Anderson was honored by Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen, who proclaimed Bob Anderson Day on January 19, 2021, with an official proclamation before he ‘Anderson only travels to Florida for warmer weather and to be near his daughter. He and Chuck Crow are the only two founding members. Recently, Crow received a 45-year-old Legion of Honor certificate from the club.
Noblesville Kiwanis Sunrisers meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at Ginger’s Cafe, 1111 S. 10th St., Noblesville, in the Navy Room.
The club usually hears from an interesting speaker, most recently Micah Beckwith on preparing the next generation to lead; Mark Hall, who spoke about his food team’s little yellow pantries and last weekend’s music festival at Federal Hill Commons; Beth Gelhausen, Hamilton County Meals on Wheels Manager; and Shawn Blades, coach of the Noblesville Grinders. These are just a few of the interesting speakers.
Most recently, the club announced Noblesville High School Key Club National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists Nathaniel Cook, Brayden Doll, Connor Meinerding, Cole Melton and Delaney Shoemaker.

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