Tuesday’s Taylorville Kiwanis Club program was presented by Harold “Slick” Parrish. It was entitled, “Six Decades of Taylorville Sports Memories”. In 1947, fresh out of the Navy, he started taking pictures at Taylorville football games. In 1948 his wife bought him a 16MM camera. That was the beginning of a six decade run of filming and taping Taylorville football and basketball games. Parrish was a member of the undefeated 1944 basketball team, coached by Dolph Stanley and a teammate of Johnny Orr. Parrish said the time he has spent behind the camera has truly been a labor of love. He really misses doing it, but, it was time to retire. One of the things he shared was Coach Stanley’s curfew for players; they had to be home by nine. Next week’s program will be presented by Barbara Westrick who will talk about the Taylorville Arts Council
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Taylorville Kiwanis Club meets each Tuesday at noon in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. If you would like more information about joining Kiwanis contact Fred Ronnow at 824-4919.