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 Kiwanis Club donated $500 to CASA to support the outstanding work they do serving as the voice for some of the neediest kids in our community. The Kiwanis are honored to support CASA and sincerely appreciate all they do for our kids. Pictured is Kiwanian Nick South presenting the donation to CASA Executive Director Kelly Shelhamer and Paula Kern.
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.
Bobbie Foster from the Scott County 4H spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club weekly meeting at the Roadhouse USA about programs they are conducting with our kids. Pictured are from left to right, Shelby Keith, Secretary of the Austin HS Key Club; Bobbie Foster and Kiwanis Secretary Jack McWhirter. Bobbie works with Kiwanis, Mid America Science Park, Scott County School District One and Scott County School District Two on the Maverick Challenge Program. One of our teams from Scott County made it to the Regional again this year. Work is being done to plan better support for our teams next year. Bobbie is a 4H Leader working with our kids on a shooting project, VEX Robotics and a self defense project. The Kiwanis thanked Bobbie for her work with kids and look forward to working with her on more projects to benefit our kids.