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Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry (right) was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club.  Also pictured from the left, are Kiwanis president Will Perkins, and  Kiwanis publicity committee co-chair Patty Hornbuckle.




The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the new Taylorville mayor, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Bruce Barry was sworn in May First and one of his first initiatives is to clean-up the city.  He said the city has begun placing dumpsters at strategic locations thru-out the city, hiring summer help and assisting with the clean-up. Barry added the city is doing as much as they can to clean up with the resources available.

Barry added he's working with a local committee headed by Jeremy Wilson, to form a 501C3 non-profit organization to raise money and help clean up the city, to supplement the work the city does.

Barry said that his first month as mayor has seen everything from dog bites to a TIFF district, and added the 3 things he believes in are family, friends, and community.

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.

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