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Pictured left to right: Kiwanis president Chris Weittenhiller, Elmer Harmon, and Bill Harmon

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a father and son who own a Clydesdale farm near Morrisonville, at the club's weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Bill Harman and his father Elmer, both of Morrisonville, along with Elmer's daughter who lives near Arthur, own and operate Iron Horse Clydedales. Bill told the club that the family got into raising Clydesdales in 1992 when 2 were given to his sister. They now breed and raise the horses at 2 locations, one near Morrisonville and one near Lovington.

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The Iron Horse Clydesdale farm has sold horses to customers across the world, include to Anheuser-Busch for their famous Budweiser Clydesdale shows.

6-year-old Elliott Richardson, son of Kiwanis member Matt Richardson, along with 2 representatives from the Taylorville Post Office, and 2 members of the Decatur Kiwnais Club, were all guests at Tuesday's Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting.

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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