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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting to hear about the many projects the Club is involved in to benefit children and youth in the Taylorville community, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.


Kiwanis Builders and Key Club chair Will Perkins reported that it’s the start of a new school year, and he’s working with the advisors for both the Junior High Builders Club and the Senior High Key Club at their respective Taylorville schools.


The Club announced that it’s replaced its long-running Peanut Days fund-raiser with a new “Kiwanis Kids Day” fund-raiser that will take place at Webster and West Main Cross from 8 in the morning til noon, on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th.  Kiwanis members will be asking the community to donate to further fund local Kiwanis projects for children and youth.    The Club moved away from giving away Kiwanis peanuts to those who donate, because there is no longer a supplier for Kiwanis-branded peanuts.


Kiwanis Priority One chair Harriett Morrissey reported that the annual Coats for Kids event will take place the last week of October.  The Kiwanis Club works with the Head Start classes in the Taylorville School District to provide coats, gloves and hats.


And, Kiwanis members are reminded that starting October First, weekly meetings will be held at a new location, the Taylorville Moose Lodge, 720 McAdam Drive in Taylorville.


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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