Troopers Troy Boyd and Craig Sparr recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting at the Roadhouse USA to talk about the Indiana State Police Career Camp. Pictured are from left to right, Kiwanian Guy Townsend, Trooper Craig Sparr, Trooper Troy Boyd and Kiwanian Al Riggle.
Trooper Troy Boyd introduced Trooper Craig Sparr who will be one of the Directors for the Indiana State Police Career Camp this year. Troy reminded us that the Kiwanis sponsored him when he was a kid to attend the Career Police Camp and he now has over 28 years in the Indiana State Police serving in Scott County. He explained his special affinity for kids in Scott County and hoped any donations or sponsorships we made this year would go to help kids from Scott County attend the Career Police Camp. Troy spend 17 years volunteering in the Boy Scouts and both his sons are Eagle Scouts. He is now a Boy Scout Committee Chair. Craig Sparr is the grandson of Clara Adkins and has been an Indiana State Trooper for eleven years. He is a detective working organized crime, started his career in Jasper and is now working in Indianapolis. Continue reading “Troopers Troy Boyd and Craig Sparr recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting”→
The VFES K-Kids are 67 strong and have organized six teams to plan projects and fundraisers for their school and community. They have already donated goods and money to the Riley Children’s Hospital Kiwanis Parent Comfort Cart. Pictured are some of the students using their lunch period to plan a project. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor for the VFES K-Kids. The K-Kids learn leadership skills through community service.
Thank you to everyone who helped with our Vision Screening Project at Scottsburg High School and helped with the Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital.
We screened 167 tenth graders at SHS and will be working with Heather Crites to follow up to ensure those who need help will receive the vision correction they need. Special thanks to Kids First, Kiwanis Corporate Member Austin Tri Hawk, Scottsburg Lions Club and Kiwanis International for their donations of money and vouchers to assist our kids. Together we are making a difference.
We are still paying the bills and collecting donations and ticket sales, but all indications point that this will be one of the best Spaghetti Dinners in several years to support Riley Children’s Hospital. It’s so important this year as we are working with the Indiana District to support the Riley effort to reduce the age of diagnosis of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delay. The Indiana District is helping fund hubs throughout the state to assist with identification, diagnosis, education and screening of our kids. Our hub is located in New Albany. We have 12 hubs now with the intent of having a hub within 45 minutes of every child in the state of Indiana. Your support of the Spaghetti Dinner helps that effort.
A couple of events coming up next month will be our annual spring cleaning/repairs at the CASA House on 14 Apr from 8:00-12:00. Please plan on helping if you’re available that Saturday.
We are also planning our next Bike Safety Rodeo to be held during the Y Healthy Kids Day on 21 Apr from 9:00-11:00. We will partner with the Pilot Club, Scottsburg Police Dept and the Scottsburg Fire Dept again this year and will start setting up the course at 7:15, outside weather permitting. Corporate Member SCSD2 will be donating the chalk line marker and chalk to help set up the course. Please help with setting up the course and/or conducting the Bike Safety Rodeo if you’re available. The SHS Key Club plans on assisting. We need help setting up, keeping the bikes organized, registering the kids, assisting the volunteers from the Police and Fire Depts, conducting a quiz and handing out completion certificates. Our Kiwanis Indiana District Governor Elect is planning on attending as he wants to make bike safety a major plank in his platform next year. The Pilot Club District Governor has been invited to attend also.
Thanks so much for all you do for our kids!
If I don’t see you over the next week I wish each of you and your families a Happy Easter!
Michelle Shelton, Scott County Partnership, recently spoke at the Lexington K-Kids meeting to thank the students for helping with the Salvation Army bell ringing over the Christmas season raising money for the Scott County Clearinghouse. Pictured are Michelle Shelton, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett and the LES K-Kids. Michelle explained how the bell ringing helps the Clearinghouse provide goods, services and support to needy families in Scott County. All the money raised by the Salvation Army here in Scott County stays in Scott County to help Clearinghouse serve our community. The students had fun ringing the bell and singing Christmas carols and now understand they can have fun while providing a needed service for the community. K-Kids is a Kiwanis family club designed to teach leadership through community service.
The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-kids collected items and raised money for the Kiwanis Riley Children’s Hospital “Parent Comfort Cart”. The Parent Comfort Cart is manned by Kiwanis volunteers at Riley Children’s Hospital to provide toiletries, snacks, puzzles, etc for parents waiting while their kids are undergoing treatment at Riley. The VFES K-Kids raised the money and collected items to present to Al Riggle to handcarry to the Kiwanis Indiana District Mid Year Convention where they were donated to Kiwanian Marge Crouch who coordinates the Parent Comfort Cart.The K-Kids develop leadership skills while performing community service.
Heather Crites coordinating classes to come down to the media room for the screening while Mike Everett conducts the screening for a student.
Doris Marcum conducts screening for a student.
Mike Everett screening a student.
Darryl Smith screening a student.Darryl Smith screening a student.
Jaime Toppe, Jack McWhirter and Millie Cooper checking students in for screening
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently hosted a vision screening project at Scottsburg High School for all sophomores. This is the second year for this project to assist students identify and correct vision problems that might impact their ability to be successful in school. This program started as a pilot project last year with Kiwanis International. The team of volunteers screened 167 students on a Friday morning at SHS. The Kiwanis partnered with Kids First, Kiwanis corporate member Austin Tri-Hawk, Scottsburg Lions Club and Kiwanis International to ensure resources were available to assist students who may not have the means to acquire corrective lens. Heather Crites, SCSD2 District Nurse coordinated the logistics and made the screening machines available for this project.
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1. Heather Crites coordinating classes to come down to the media room for the screening while Mike Everett conducts the screening for a student.
2. Doris Marcum conducts screening for a student.
3. Mike Everett screening a student.
4. Darryl Smith screening a student.
5. Jaime Toppe, Jack McWhirter and Millie Cooper checking students in for screening
Kate Eder, Regional Director from Big Brothers Big Sisters, attended a meeting of the Lexington Elementary School K-Kids to talk to them about how their participation and fundraising for the Bowl For Kids Sake helps Big Brothers Big Sisters in Scott County. Pictured are Kate Eder, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett and the members of the LES K-Kids. For the second consecutive year the LES K-Kids entered two teams in the BFKS to raise money for Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year the two teams raised over $450 and won the spirit award! The LES K-Kids was chartered last year and has been active with projects in Lexington ES and the community. The K-Kids are a Kiwanis Family Club designed to teach leadership skills through community service.