Justin Holland, owner of Westwood Golf Course and a Kiwanis Corporate Member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, recently gave the members an update on improvements at Westwood Golf Course at their dinner meeting at the Roadhouse USA. Pictured with Justin are Kiwanis member Wes Clark and Juanita Lowry. Westwood caters to everyone in the community with various leagues such as: Ladies, Mens, Couples and Seniors. Justin talked about a program he is working on with the schools to include PGA Professional training to the golf teams during the winter/spring time. The kids are very important to the golf course and they are our future adults in our community. Justin is a firm believer that kids who grow up in the golf community have a better chance of succeeding in their lives as adults. With the indoor simulators the schools will have a chance to practice year around. He touched on what the golf course provides to the community, a home for some of our senior community that live on the golf course and a place to gather for them. Westwood host numerous tournaments that help raise money for community organizations. In 2017 we helped raise about $50,000 for the community. Westwood is home to the Crothersville, Austin & Scottsburg boys and girls golf teams. Without Westwood, those schools would have no place to practice or play. Justin stated how great the support from the community has been and how much he looks forward to growing and becoming a better asset to Scott County. The Kiwanis members thanked Justin for his presentation and for the service he provides to the community. Westwood Golf Course hosts the Kiwanis Scholarship Golf Scramble every June.
Twice Told Tales will be open Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at 765 South Main, Scottsburg. The sweet-treat half-priced special for all books by Debbie Macomber and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb continues.
Twice Told Tales will next be open on March 9 and 10.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and Vienna Finley Elementary School chartered the VFES K-Kids three years ago. The K-Kids learn leadership skills while planning service projects in their community and school. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors. Student officers are President Chloe Mullins, Vice President Sophie Gricius, Secretary Tonya Huffman, Treasurer Cadee Hutton, 5th Grade Director Sophia Kirkman and 4th Grade Director Cason Owens.
Pictured are the students meeting during recess to form teams to work on various service projects. There are 67 students in the VFES K-Kids. The teams will meet to plan and organize their projects. One of the projects they’re planning is to participate in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. They hope to enter two teams and are raising money for this project. Please let me or Eric Mullins know if anyone would like to donate to their efforts.
Scott County Kids First Treasurer Jessica Jones receives a grant for $1,000 from Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Al Riggle. The grant was awarded from the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Fund at the Scott County Community Foundation and will be used to support children in Scott County year-round. For more information on how to donate to the Kiwanis Club Fund, call the Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.