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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about petroleum education for grade school, junior high and high school students, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Peggy Brown, (center) a teacher in the Nokomis School District, shared with the Kiwanis Club, information she learned from a teacher field trip sponsored by the Illinois Petroleum Resource Board, that helps teachers fulfill a federal government unfunded mandate.

Kiwanis president Will Perkins (left) led the meeting.  Kiwanis member Buzz Beeson (right) was Tuesday's program chair.

The field trip provided her as a teacher, a curriculum about the science of petroleum, as well as career opportunities in the petro industry.

She is sharing this information with teachers in other school districts, so their students can benefit as well.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club reminds the public, that members will be on the streets of Taylorville September 22nd and 23rd asking for donations, and in exchange giving a package of peanuts, during its annual Peanut Days fund-raiser.  Proceeds benefit local Kiwanis programs for children and youth such as Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, YMCA and high school scholarships.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of 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 Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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