Members of the Kiwanis Family in Scott County came together to do a service project at CASA during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Scottsburg Kiwanis Club members Wes Clark, Guy Townsend and Don Cooper joined Austin High Key Club members Kansas Amos and Shelby Keith, Scottsburg High Key Club members Olivia Watson, Alyssa Bray, Riley Poole and Heaven Beswick, and Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club member Bella Cox to give up their Saturday morning and help CASA. The Kiwanis Family leveled some dirt in the yard and filled holes, pruned the roses and spread mulch in the flower beds. CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers serve as the voice for some of the neediest kids in our community. They serve well over 200 kids and work closely with the Department of Child Services and the Judicial System to ensure these kids are provided safe, nurturing homes.
The Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club, one of the Kiwanis Family of clubs in Scott County, conducted a joint project with the Student Council to raise money for the Cat Shelter in Scottsburg. Pictured are members of the Builders Club donating a check to the Cat Shelter for $602. The Builders Club have adopted the Cat Shelter and have gone over several times to assist with cleaning and playing with the cats. Builders Club is a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program for middle school students to teach leadership skills through community service.
Photos of the Christmas parade which the SMS Builders Club and SHS Key Club designed and built to represent Kiwanis in the Scottsburg Christmas Parade, the donation presentation by Nick South to CASA (Kelly Shelhamer and Paula Kern) and our Austin Tri Hawk corporate members Mike Murry, Jeff Barrett and Dave Bailey presenting the Key Club Honors Banner to AHS Key Club members Shelby Keith, Kansas Amos and Emma Campbell.
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.