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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club inducted their newest member, and heard about a cooperative church Vacation Bible School, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.

Alex McClure was inducted as the newest member of the Kiwanis Club.  He was nominated by his grandfather and long-time Kiwanis member John McClure.

Cindy Diss from First United Methodist Church, was the program speaker, talking about the cooperative church Vacation Bible School that will be held from this coming Sunday, June 17th, thru Thursday, June 21st, at First United Methodist Church.  The effort is a cooperative one between her church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, and Davis Memorial Christian Church.

Diss feels like Vacation Bible School is important to communities.

Diss said the 4 churches have sponsored a joint Vacation Bible School in the community since 2011, with several hundred children attending in those years, and involving some 250 volunteers in that 7 year period.

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.

 

CAPTION TO PIX:  The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  Those part of the day's events included Pastor Michael Evanchek, program chair for Tuesday's meeting; program speaker Cindy Diss talking about a cooperative church Vacation Bible School involving 4 local churches; newly-inducted Kiwanis member Alex McClure; Alex's grandfather, sponsor and long-time Kiwanis member John McClure; and Kiwanis president Martin Vota who presided at Tuesday's meeting.

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