The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the advisor of the Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club, uring their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Nate Howard oversees the local high school Key Club as its advisor. He told Kiwanis members that the club is comprised of over 30 male and female members, and it’s getting back to normal following the COVID pandemic. Many members continue their Kiwanis experience as a result of being in the Kiwanis Builders Club in junior high.
The THS Kiwanis Key Club did trick or treating last fall, asking residents for donations for UNICEF, according to Howard. It also has assisted in the clean up of community parks including Kiwanis Park on Lake Taylorville, Manners Park and Jaynes Park, both operated by the Park District.
Howard added the THS Kiwanis Key Club will be sponsoring a 5K “Color Run or Walk” on April 16th at Manners Park, as a fund-raiser to obtain monies to put back into community projects for children and youth. Cups of colored powder will be thrown on participants thru-out the course. To participate in the event, contact Howard at Taylorville High School.
Howard said the THS Kiwanis Key Club has also assisted other local non-profit organizations in raising funds, including the local Kiwanis Club.
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.