Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos members Al Strunk, in black mask, and Gary Katayama help in preparing the club’s signature dish, oak barbecued tri-tip, for a fundraiser held in Los Osos on August 8. Selected Morro Bay High School Seniors in the class of 2021 will be the ultimate beneficiaries as the proceeds will go towards the club’s annual presentation of scholarships.

Scholarships for three deserving seniors of the Morro Bay High School Class of 2021 have survived the challenges of fundraising posed by the pandemic thanks to the generosity and support of community members.

The Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos drive-thru Tri-Tip Barbecue Fundraiser held on Saturday was deemed a “stunning success,” by club organizer George Janeway.

“An amazing number of people came out in support of our local students, for which the club is very thankful,” Janeway said.

Dedicated teams of club members—masked, gloved and distant—divided chores to lighten the load. Some manned the fire pits, others cut and seasoned loaves of oven ready garlic bread, while still others wrapped the meals and delivered them to the parade of cars filled with hungry folks whose smiles could be seen in spite of the masks they wore.

Although the total raised is still waiting final counts, the three $1000 scholarships offered by the Kiwanis Club have been fully funded.

The mission of Kiwanis International is to serve the children of the world. The Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos also specializes in serving the children of Los Osos, Baywood and Morro Bay. If interested in receiving more information about joining the Kiwanis leave a comment on their Facebook page under Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos.