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Pictured left to right: Marlane Miller, Kiwanis program chair Bill Kerns, Bailey Hancock, and Kiwanis president Chris Weittenhiller.


The president of the Taylorville Park District board, and the district’s recreation director, were guest speakers at Tuesday’s weekly luncheon of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Park Board president Marlane Miller gave a brief overview of the operations of the Park District, which includes Manners Park and the Lake Shore Golf Course. Miller said the Park District operates on a yearly budget of some 600-thousand dollars, and has 8 employees. She added the Park District is in the midst of selling bonds to install an irrigation system at Lake Shore Golf Course.

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Recreation director Bailey Hancock told the Kiwanis Club that it’s her job to coordinate, in her words, “Anything that’s fun” at the Park District.

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A complete schedule of events the Park District holds thru-out the year, is on their web site, Taylorvilleparkdistrict-dot-com.

2 Kiwanis members—Pastor Bill Kern and Blaine Cornwell—reported during Tuesday’s meeting, on their recent visit to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which is supported by Kiwanis dollars. Kern told the Kiwanis Club that the hospital is also a research center and has many doctors that work there. He shared information on one of the doctors:

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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing 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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