Miller Media Group radio station WRAN groovy 97-point-3 and the Taylorville Kiwanis Club, raised some 13-hundred 25-dollars, during the club's annual WRAN Radiothon on Tuesday.
The club went to local businesses and sold sponsorships in the day of broadcasting, and WRAN gave the club half of the amount sold, which this year netted the club 13-hundred 25-dollars for local Kiwanis projects for children and youth. Kiwanis members read Radiothon sponsors' commercials live thru-out the day.
Taylorville Kiwanis Club president Martin Vota was presented the check on-the-air during the first hour of the Radiothon, by company president Randal J. Miller. Vota told W-R-A-N listeners that the dollars the club raises, help to support Kiwanis Clubs on the high school and junior high level.
The Radiothon is one of 3 major fund-raisers the Kiwanis Club holds thru-out the year. The annual Peanut Days donation drive on the streets of Taylorville, is the end of September, and the club's annual Pancake and Sausage Day is in late January each year.
All monies raised go back into local Kiwanis projects for children and youth including Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, high school and Y-M-C-A scholarships, and the Christian County C-E-O program.