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Taylorville Kiwanis Honor Community Heroes, Hear About Current Children and Youth Projects at Tuesday Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club honored their April and May Kiwanis “Community Heroes of the Month, and reviewed Kiwanis projects for youth and children in the Taylorville community, during their weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.


The club honored its April and May Kiwanis “Community Heroes of the Month.” 


Kiwanis member Marty Vota (left) nominated Jeff (right) and Phyllis (center) Wilson of the “Salvage Dawgs” group, as the club’s April honorees.   That group collects scrap metal, sells it, and the money benefits area veterans.  So far, the group has salvaged and turned into cash, over one million pounds of scrap metal.


It’s May honoree was nominated by Kiwanis member Randal J. Miller (right), and was fellow member Eric Kahle (left) for his service to many local non-profit groups including the Christian County Crimestoppers, Taylorville Memorial Hospital, and the Loving Arms Pregnancy Center.   Kahle is a former president of the Kiwanis Club, and most recently was interim public relations reporter.


During the business portion of the meeting, it was reported a record 338 people were served at last Saturday’s annual Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Day benefiting local Kiwanis projects for children and youth.  The club thanks the community for its great turnout.


Kiwanis Park co-chairs Larry Kemner and Duane Stock reported 4 Kiwanis members participated in the April 15th clean-up at the park, including installation of new grills and tables.


Kiwanis Priority One chair Bruce Blanshan reported the Kiwanis Club is again co-sponsoring the May 20th Bike Rodeo at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital parking lot, with bike safety to be taught and bikes to be given away.


Kiwanis members are reminded of some special May meetings. The May 16th meeting will be an evening cookout at Kiwanis Park at 5:30pm with Kiwanis high school scholarship winners to have their checks presented.


And, the May 23rd meeting will be the annual Spiritual Values Prayer Luncheon.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a 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.   

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