Category: Volunteer Programs

Twice Told Tales (TTT) Book Store


Twice Told Tales will be open Saturday June 24, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The used book store is at 765  South Main, Scottsburg and is operated by Friends of the Library.
     The summer special is Buy 2 books Get 1 Free.  Every book in the store is included in this awesome deal!
Featured for another day is religious, political, and government books and a collection of classic and more recent
movie DVDs.
      Donations are gratefully accepted during store hours.
On that note: the customer who donated mainly psychology and mathematics books on May 27 needs to check backwith us.  You made a donation that you probably didn’t intend!
     Next month sale days are July 7, 8, and 22.

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club is Honored!


Kiwanis Named Outstanding Club for District of Indiana

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club was named the Outstanding Club in the District of Indiana by Gov Kris Bowers at the Mid Year ConventionChartered in 1961, the Kiwanis Club has earned Distinguished Club honors six times.  This is the first time they’ve been awarded the Outstanding Club Award.  There are 184 Kiwanis Clubs in the District of IndianaScenic Hills Division Lt Governor Matt Vanover from the New Albany Kiwanis Club presented the Outstanding Club Banner at a ceremony in Scottsburg hosted by Kiwanis Corporate Member Scott Memorial HospitalPictured are Lt Gov Vanover presenting the banner to President Terry Davis, Immediate Past President David Wilson and Secretary Al RiggleThe honor is bestowed on a club for making a significant difference in their community, increased membership, number of service hours per individual member and fundraising/donations per individual memberThe Scottsburg Kiwanis Club in partnership with Scott County School District 1 and 2 sponsor two Key Clubs (AHS and SHS), a Builders Club (SMS) and two K-Kids Clubs (VFES and LES)They also sponsor BUG Programs (Bring Up Grades) at all five elementary schools in the county.  Several members from the community spoke about significant programs and projects the Kiwanis do in Scott County for our kids.  Heather Crites, SCSD2 Health Coordinator, spoke about the Vision Screening Project conducted in partnership with Kiwanis International and OneSight Foundation to help identify kids with vision problems and assist them getting the needed corrective lens or professional care to improve their vision, thereby improving their ability to be successful in school.  One hundred sixty-six tenth graders were screened this year and nineteen were identified as needing some kind of assistance.  Tiffany Barrett spoke about the K-Kids clubs sponsored at VFES and LES for 4th and 5th graders to develop leadership skills through community service and the BUG Program and the impact it has on third graders to improve their grades.  She talked about the ability of BUG to reach some students to motivate them to improve their grades who were in danger of flunking out of school. Nancy Riley spoke about the support Kiwanis provides to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, an incredible literacy program that provides free books to kids in Scott County from birth to age five.  Over 900 kids in Scott County receive these books monthly due to the support of Kiwanis and many groups and individual donors in Scott County.  Juanita Lowry spoke about the Flag Program and how it makes the county and city festive during holidays, promoting patriotism while raising money for Kiwanis programs and projects.  This is the oldest program sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club having been conducted for over fifty years on eight holidays each year.  Chuck Rose talked about the ability of Kiwanis members to listen to needs in the community and then act on those needs.  One such program was the birth of the Lexington Good Faith Pre-School in Lexington.  Kiwanis have supported this school since its conception providing our kids the opportunity to be prepared when they start Kindergarten.  Judy Davidson spoke about the support the Kiwanis provide Clearinghouse and especially the Salvation Army Bell Ringing during the holidays to raise money for Clearinghouse.  Last year over $23K was raised through the bell ringing.  Lisa Sutton talked about the Builders Club and how it develops leadership skills in middle school students and teaches them the importance of community service and making a difference in the community.  This year the SMS Builders Club raised over $800 for the Child Abuse Prevention Program.  She also talked about the Math Incentive Program.  The Kiwanis funded this program to give SMS Math teachers the means to provide incentives to students as they reached milestones and made progress throughout the school year in the math programs.  Jene Bridgewater spoke about the various programs Kiwanis support at the Scott County Community Foundation including the Summer Meal Program ensuring good food is provided some of our most needy kids in Scott County during the summer.  Deanna Jackson spoke about Kiwanis support for CRADLE.  She highlighted Wes Clark and the modifications he does to donated baby beds to ensure they meet current safety standards and are available to be donated to moms.  She talked about the service project conducted at CRADLE where rooms have been added, electricity installed in the storage building and repairs have been conducted on the roof.  Over fifty people attended the celebration and enjoyed food provided by Adrian Smallwood.  The Kiwanis thank all their community partners for the opportunity to work together on projects and programs to support the kids in Scott County.  None of these successes would have been possible without the teamwork of all the partners.  The Kiwanis are honored to bring this award home!  Kiwanis believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community!  Anyone interested in learning more are welcome to attend their regular club meetings on Thursday evenings at 6:30 at The Kitchen on the Square in Scottsburg.

Ross St Clair receives the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently recognized Kiwanian Ross St Clair with the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor and pin for 25 years of service to Kiwanis and the kids in Scott CountyPictured are from left to right Kiwanis President Terry Davis, Ross, and Kiwanis Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor from the New Albany Club, Matt VanoverRoss has been active in various programs and projects with the Kiwanis including the Flag Program, Taco Wagon, Pancake Breakfasts, Spaghetti Dinners and is a former club Secretary. He donates hours of service each year to Kids First.  Congratulations to Ross for his service to our kids!



K Kids visit to the preschool

One of the most successful efforts our Kiwanis Club has embarked on the past six years is the sponsorship of Service Leadership Programs in Scott County.  As Kiwanis, we believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community. Our Service Leadership Programs do that
There are two different types of Service Leadership Programs we sponsor in Scott county, programs like the BUG Progrram and Clubs like K-Kids, Builders Club and Key ClubOur Kiwanis Club in cooperation with both SCSD1 and SCSD2 sponsor the BUG Program in all five elementary schools in Scott County (~300 Students)We also sponsor two Key Clubs (SHS and AHS), a Builders Club (SMS) and two K-Kids Clubs (VFES and LES).  All of these clubs develop leadership through community service.  We have outstanding Faculty Advisors, Angela Bray (SHS), Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally (AHS). Lisa Sutton (SMS), Katie Sawin (VFES) and Lee Anna Willett (LES).  We have a strong team of Kiwanis Advisors to help me with these clubs, Terry Davis (AHS), Monte Roth (SHS and LES), and Eric Mullins (VFES)
All these students are learning how to think about how they can improve their community and school, how to plan projects, how to organize and schedule, how to speak and promote projects.  They are all making a difference in our community and our schools and I couldn’t be more proud of the students and advisors.  Several of our graduates are now in Circle K (the college version of SLP) continuing their development as leaders and community servants
A great example is the project the LES K-Kids just completed at the end of the school year.  They volunteered to assist with the Lexington Good Faith Pre-School giving up their recess to volunteer with these young pre-school students.  Just look at the pictures to see how much fun these students had serving these younger members of their community.  These are our leaders of the future
Thank you for the opportunity to work with them!  Thank you to all our faculty advisors and Kiwanis advisors.  You are making a difference and I’m proud to serve with you!

Twice Told Tales Book Store Open


Twice Told Tales will be open Saturday, May 27, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The used book
store is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.
    The Children’s Book Sale will continue one more day.  Every available shelf has an amazing collection of wonderful books for our youngest readers.  Don’t forget — all proceeds from this sale will be matched by the Friends and given to the library for the Summer Reading Program.
     Next month’s sale days are June 9, 10, and 24.

Summer Feeding Program


For Immediate Release

Contact: Tori Rone, Scott County Partnership, Inc.
P.O. Box 214
1092 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Cell: 812.595.5198, Fax: 812.752-9380
 Scott County Partnership Serves Austin Through the Summer Feeding Program 
This summer the Scott County Partnership and SCSD 1 are partnering with the Department of Education and the USDA to provide healthy lunches to students while on summer break. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunches. Lunches will be served at Spicertown Park and Austin Community Park. The meals are provided free to students of SCSD 1, ages 18 and under. Meals will be served between 11:50 am to 1:00 pm via bus route from May 30 through July 28, Monday through Friday. (No lunch on July 4th.)
“We wanted to make sure students get a good meal for lunch but also wanted to assist families as a whole.” states Al Riggle, Chair of the Family, Health & Self-Sufficiency Committee for the Scott County Partnership. “Our hope is to help families that need some extra assistance. By providing the daily meals Monday through Friday, we have created the means to provide meals for the children all week long.”
The Lunch schedule will begin each day at the Spicertown Park at Campbell’s Mobile Home Park. Lunch will last from11:50 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. From there the bus will travel to the Austin City Park at the end of Broadway Street.  Lunch will last from 12:30-1:00 p.m. We hope youth will come out every day at both sites to EAT THIS DELICIOUS FOOD!!!
Volunteers are needed for both sites to visit and interact with the youth! For more information on the Summer Feeding Program or to volunteer for the Austin lunch sites please contact Tori Rone at or call 812-595-5198. 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

BIZ Camp



I have officially changed the dates of Biz Camp.  Biz Camp with the Chamber will be June 26th-June 30th.  Students riding the bus will need to be at Scottsburg High School at 7:45am and then picked up at 4:45pm.  Each Student will need to pack a lunch each day.
I am attaching the 2017 Brochure 😉  If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
I will be sending out an email blast to notify everyone soon.
Thank you for your support!