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 width=The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about ongoing Kiwanis projects for children and youth, at their monthly business meeting held during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Kiwanis Priority One chairperson Harriett Morrissey reported that almost 100 Head Start and kindergarten students from the Taylorville school district, received coats, hats and mittens in the club' recent “Coats for Kids” effort at the Wal-Mart Super Center. The local Kiwanis Club invested over 38-hundred dollars in winter apparel for children, with those dollars being raised from the community in various Kiwanis fund-raisers thru-out the year.

Kiwanis Park chairperson Jerry Woodard reported that plans are in the works next year, for re-paving the nearly 20-year pavilion floor, as well as building 2 smaller pavilions, and re-doing fencing around the park. Fund-raising dollars will be used for this project as well.

Several Taylorville Kiwanis members were honored for perfect attendance. John McClure was honored for one year, Chris Weittenhiller for 2 years, Larry Kemner for 3 years, Diane Beatty for 7 years, and Dick Wamsley for 24 years of perfect attendance at Kiwanis meeting.

And, the club inducted their newest member at the Tuesday meeting. Michael Evanchak is the new minister at Taylorville Presbyterian Church. His sponsor was John McClure.

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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