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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear From "Tommy Awards" Committee Members at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from 7 Taylorville High School students that are on the “Tommy Awards” committee, at their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. 


The “Tommy Awards” was an idea conceived by local entrepreneur Adam Vocks in 2021 to recognize deserving staff and students in the Taylorville School District.


Nominations are accepted by the Tommy Awards committee, made up of students in the Tommy TV video production class at Taylorville High School.   Thru a thorough review process, the selections are then made.


The event is a gala the committee holds at the Taylorville High School Cafeteria, and according to the students, is a first-class social event with a catered meal. 


Anthony Ravecka is this year’s producer and told Kiwanis members the event is produced as an awards show that is telecast on the Tommy TV youtube and Facebook channels.



15 “Tommy Awards” were given to deserving Taylorville School District staff and students last year.


Student Mylie Sims said the committee’s seniors are working with underclassmen to train them for future shows.



The Taylorville Kiwanis Club’s biggest fund-raiser of the year takes place this Saturday at the Moose Lodge from 6:30 til eleven.  The annual Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast offers you a delicious meal, fellowship, and all proceeds benefit Kiwanis projects for children and youth in the Taylorville community including Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, YMCA and high school scholarships.  Tickets are available from Kiwanis members or at the door.


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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