Kevin Harvick raced past Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go to capture the KC Masterpiece 400 Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, winning for the fifth time this season.
While Harvick was the big winner on the track, a Leavenworth civic organization was a big winner too.
The Leavenworth Kiwanis held its 18th annual fundraiser at the track, operating two food concession booths Friday and Saturday night.
The fundraiser is the largest of the year for the Leavenworth Kiwanis. Funds raised during the event go to the Kiwanis Reading Award program.
“It’s become a very important program in reading development for Leavenworth kids,” said Kent Miller, coordinator of the food concession activity. “Our program combined with the tremendous diligence of the personnel who use it has helped many achieve reading milestones over the last 18 years.”
The Leavenworth Kiwanis conducts its food concession fundraiser twice each year at Kansas Speedway. The club will also operate vendor booths Oct. 20-21 at Kansas Speedway.
Each year, the club is able to raise approximately $5,000 at the food concession booths.
The Leavenworth Public School Education Foundation each year matches the contribution of the Leavenworth Kiwanis for the reading program.
The money goes to public school libraries to purchase books and materials.