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 The Downtown Taylorville organization was the topic at Tuesday's Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting.  From the left:  Kiwanis president Will Perkins; Downtown Taylorville executive director Marcia Neal; Downtown Taylorville president Steve Craggs; Kiwanis August program chair Martin Vota.




The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the many events hosted by the Downtown Taylorville organization, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Board president Steve Craggs and executive director Marcia Neal spoke to Kiwanis members, about the many events the Downtown Taylorville organization, formerly known as Main Street Taylorville, holds to help attract people to the downtown area.

Craggs said the non-profit group hosts 4 major events on the square each year:  Summertime on the Square, Meet the Machines, Dog Daze, and the Twilight Christmas Parade.  All of them have gained in popularity each year.

Craggs and Neal also talked about this year's very successful weekly Farmers Market that the Downtown Taylorville organization hosts each Saturday morning. 

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club reminds the public, that members will be on the streets of Taylorville September 22nd and 23rd asking for donations, and in exchange giving a package of peanuts, during its annual Peanut Days fund-raiser.  Proceeds benefit local Kiwanis programs for children and youth such as Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, YMCA and high school scholarships.

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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