The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the coordinator of Christian County Crimestoppers, at their weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Sargent Alan Mills of the Taylorville Police Department told Kiwanis Club members about the history of Crimestoppers in the United States and in Christian County. Nationally, Crimestoppers began in New Mexico in 1976, and in Christian County, the local chapter was formed in 1987 by former Taylorville police chief Dave Childers and local attorney Dan Austin.
Tips can now be called in, submitted on the Christian County Crimestoppers web site, or texted.
Kiwanis members are reminded to attend the club cookout at Kiwanis Park at 6pm September 6th, and the community is reminded of the annual Kiwanis Peanut Days fund-raiser on the streets of Taylorville September 23rd and 24th with proceeds benefitting local Kiwanis projects for children and youth.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving 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.