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Kiwanis to honor candy store chairman Neal Coble

The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will honor member Neal Coble at its meeting on Thursday, January 28 at noon for his 30-year service as chairman and advisor for the Kiwanis annual See’s Candy Shop fundraiser.

Mr. Coble is the owner of an accounting and tax business in Claremont, and has been a member of the Kiwanis Club for 40 years. In 1986, he began the annual tradition of setting up the “pop-up” candy store, and since then the store has sold more than $4 million of See’s candy, with the profit dedicated to the club’s community projects.

The mission of Kiwanis is to serve the children of the world, one community and one child at a time. Kiwanis International celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, and has clubs in more than 80 nations with over 630,000 members.

Locally, the Claremont Kiwanis work with the Claremont Unified School District, the city  of Claremont, Claremont Education Foundation, Shoes That Fit, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics and much more. For membership information, call local punster and Chairman Jess Swick at (909) 621-2996.