Kiwanis Club of Opelousas Announces 3rd Annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament and Celebrate Community Family Fun Day

(Opelousas, LA) – The Kiwanis Club of Opelousas is pleased to announce its 3rd year Co-Ed Softball Tournament, our 2nd Community Family Fun Day and 1st Annual Black Pot Cookoff scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd beginning at 8am.  This event will be held at South City Park at 1524 S. Market St. Opelousas, LA 70570.  … Read more

Kiwanis Co-Ed Softball Tournament

We are currently planning our 2nd annual softball tournament to serve as a fundraiser to help us continue our mission of improving the lives of children in our community.

Community Donations 

We do offer donations to community organizations as the need arises and our funds allow. A couple to mention include CASA and the Boys and Girls Club.


Annually we partner with the St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce and South Louisiana Community College to provide scholarships to students from St. Landry Parish.

Krewe des Cheins des Opelousas

In February of 2020 we piloted our first dog parade for Mardi Gras as another fundraiser. Dogs were decked out by their owners and paraded around South Park. There was face painting, a photo booth, vendors, and we sold chillin’ dogs aka chili dogs. This was such a fun event and again a great way … Read more

Historic Holiday Tour of Homes

In December of 2019 we piloted a Historic Holiday Tour of Homes to serve as a fundraiser. It ended with a small reception at a new local venue with live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres. It was a great way to capitalize on the history of our community while supporting a great cause!

Breakfast with Santa

Every year we donate and volunteer our time to serve at Breakfast with Santa, which is a benefit for the Opelousas Area Cerebral Palsy Clinic.

Lighting of the Village

Every year we set up a tent at Le Vieux Village Lighting of the Village and cook a taco soup to provide small bowls to the community free of charge.

Safe Halloween 

Every year we attend and provide bags to trick or treaters who show up with none at Le Vieux Village.

Our Kiwanis Kids Program

This was a program we began during the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of this program was to encourage students to increase school performance; basically by rewarding students that are struggling due to the progress they exhibit to improve. This could be by submitting homework when they typically haven’t in the past, participating in class, … Read more