The Kiwanis Club of Taylorville heard from committee chairs about local Kiwanis projects for children and youth during their weekly meeting at Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.
Kiwanis Park Committee Co-Chairs Duane Stock and Larry Kemner have been granted approval to purchase and install 2 new grills in the 2 Kiwanis Park lodges, replacing the existing ones that have aged. A new park sign was also commissioned showing how to reserve the park pavilion for events.
Student Leadership President Will Perkins reported that the local Kiwanis Junior High Builders Club recently helped with Heartland Mini-Hoofs at local retirement homes and is launching a recycling program. Perkins added that the Builders Club has over 30 members.
Perkins also reported that the local Kiwanis High School Key Club helped with the recent Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, and also raised money for UNICEF during Trick or Treating.
Kiwanis Priority One President Bruce Blanshan told the club that the Kiwanis club, in cooperation with the Christian County YMCA and 2 area churches, donated 42 coats, as well as hats, gloves, of mittens and scarves, to local Head Start children and families.
26 members attended the Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For more information about the club, visit taylorvillekiwanis.com.