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September 2014
Idaho teen filmmakers are in the spotlight in the September 2014 issue of Kiwanis magazine.

There's something special happening at the Colonial Theater. The cold, rainy weather hasn’t stopped the crowds from coming in, people of all ages gathering for a night of film in this beautifully restored gem.Teens are taking selfies with the Star Wars 501st Legion. R2D2 beeps and spins around the kids. The Bonneville High School Jazz Band plays a brassy tune, which fills the adjoining auditorium where families grab seats for the best viewing. The Extreme Ballroom Company stirs the crowd into cheers with quick, dramatic steps and sweeping dance moves. The excitement is contagious as announcements and introductions are made, the judges come out and the show begins.

It is the 10th Annual Kiwanis Teen Film Festival in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Those familiar with this area associate the city with potatoes or nuclear research. However, this tight-knit community is quietly becoming Mecca for teen filmmaking. Read more in the September 2014 Kiwanis magazine.

Kiwanis magazine app bonus materialSpend time with Racine, Wisconsin, Fred Hermes as he takes you on the tour of his basement bijou ... and its 2,500-pipe Wurlitzer organ. Then, take a run through the stunning Biltmore Estate grounds with the Kiwanis Club of Asheville, North Carolina.