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Taylorville Kiwanis Club Hears From Chair of Taylorville Sports Hall of Fame at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Taylorville Sports Hall of Fame, at their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  


Program speaker was David Hixenbaugh, chairman of the Taylorville Sports Hall of Fame Committee.   Hixenbaugh shared with Kiwanis members that he along with a group of other interested parties started the Hall of Fame and the first class was inducted in 1995. The group was organized to recognize the contribution of individuals and teams.


Hixenbaugh added that athletics play an important role in the memories and traditions of small towns everywhere and need to be shared and celebrated.


      The Sports Hall of Fame chair told stories from the 1928 football team, and the 1944 class which won all its regular season games in football, basketball and baseball. The basketball team won the State Tournament that year with a perfect 45-0 record.  


       Hixenbaugh went on to share with Kiwanis members that he coached the first Girls basketball team in 1979.


The public is reminded of the 75th annual community Easter Egg Hunt that the Kiwanis Club will again be a sponsor of; the April 6th Kiwanis Park Clean-Up Day from 9 til noon; and the Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Saturday, April 27th at the Moose Lodge which is one of the club’s biggest fund-raisers to assist children and youth in the community.


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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