The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. This year the focus for Riley was to help with the Three Wishes Program to improve the early detection and treatment of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delay. Dr Swigonski from Riley Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University’s Medical School had visited Scottsburg a few weeks earlier to give a couple of presentations to the medical community and to child care providers, teachers and volunteers who work with young children such as CASA and CRADLE. The community support for this effort has been nothing short of outstanding. Congratulations for making this spaghetti dinner the best in memory of any of our Kiwanis members. The Kiwanis cooked spaghetti, and the SHS Key Club and SMS Builders Club bused tables and made baked goods to sell as dessert with all proceeds going to Riley Children’s Hospital. With your help we are able to donate $965 to Riley. The proceeds will help Riley and the Indiana District of Kiwanis ensure screening kids are available to communities all over the State of Indiana and that treatment and educational materials are available in all our communities. Thank you all for your generosity and support! Pictured are some of our guests that evening enjoying the spaghetti dinner, Sam Everett from the SHS Key Club washing dishes and outstanding chef, Chris Wakeman in the kitchen. Thank you again for your outstanding support of Riley Children’s Hospital and the kids in our community who will benefit from this program.
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
The Scottsburg High School Key Club made Valentines Cards and distributed them to residents at Hickory Creek to celebrate Valentines Day. Pictured are Olivia Watson and Alyssa Bray delivering the cards. Members of the club made the cards during one of their meetings. They enjoyed visiting with the residents and look forward to visiting them more and participating in other activities. Key Club is a student led organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club that develops leadership skills through community service. The students determine what projects they do and plan them with the help of their Faculty Advisor, Angela Bray and Kiwanis Advisor, Al Riggle.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented $800 in scholarship awards to Madyson White, Tanner Craig and Josiah Croasdell at their dinner meeting at The Kithen on The Square.Pictured with the students are Kiwanians Maryrose McWhirter and Darryl Smith. Madyson is a graduate of Austin High School and will be attending Indiana University to study Resource Management and Marketing; Tanner is a graduate of Austin High School and will be attending Evansville University to study Mechanical Engineering; and Josiah is a graduate of Scottsburg High School and will be attending Taylor University to study Physics and Engineering.Congratulations to these outstanding students and best wishes as they continue their studies.
Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Terry Davis presented $1,400 in scholarship awards to five students at a recent dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg. Scholarship recipients were Rachelle Jones from Austin High School who will be attending the University of Southern Indiana, Shelby Cole from Austin High School who will be attending Hanover College, Makalyn Brown from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Bellarmine University, Alexa Howser from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Indiana University and Kayla Morris from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Indiana State University. The Kiwanis congratulated these outstanding students on their accomplishments and wished them the best of luck with their studies.