The Taylorville Kiwanis Club honored another Kiwanis “Community Hero of the Month”, and heard about a local program called “Dinner Seasoned with Love,” during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Dick Adams (left) was presented with the Club’s monthly “Community Hero of the Month” award for his many years of service to the community, by Kiwanis president Brad Davis (right). Adams is a former 2-term mayor, founding president and now Executive Director of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation, and former facilitator of the Christian County C-E-O, or “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” high school business program.
Program speakers at the Tuesday Kiwanis Club meeting were Suzy Traughber (left) and Megan Steely (right) from a local non-profit organization called “Dinner Seasoned with Love.” The program was started by Mary Milling in 2007, designed to offer a free meal to the entire community regardless of financial condition or religious affiliation. The ladies said the idea was to bring people together. It became a 503c3 non-profit organization in 2017. Meals are currently served the 3rd Saturday of every month at Calvary Baptist Church starting at 10:30am, with local Girl Scouts assisting with serving the meal.
Suzy and Megan added the meals are provided at no cost to those attending, thanks to generous donations from various supporters.
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 Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.