The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the newly organized Faith Bible Christian Academy in Rosamond, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Caleb Wheeler, the administrator at the newly formed school, was guest speaker. Wheeler told the club that a newly formed organization, took over the former First Baptist Christian Academy when it closed in August.
43 children in pre-school thru grade 12, are presently enrolled in the new Christian-based school. Wheeler said the new school isn't associated with any particular denomination, and as a result rely totally on contributions from the public. The school gets no public funding.
Wheeler added that at present, nearly 50 percent of the student enrollment are from Taylorville, 16% from Pana, and 37% from other local communities.
Kiwanis president Martin Vota said that the club's annual Coats for Kids effort will begin this week, to provide coats, hats, and gloves, to area children thru local schools. Some 80 children will be helped this year with monies raised by the local Kiwanis Club.
Kiwanis member Dick Wamsley presented perfect attendance certificates to Cliff Beatty for 3 years of perfect attendance, Blain Cornwell for 2 years of perfect attendance, and Martin Vota for one year of perfect Kiwanis meeting attendance.
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.