Category: Volunteer Programs

TTT (Twice Told Tales) Used Book Store

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 Twice Told Tales will be open Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm both daysThe used book store is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.

     New to the store this month is a collection of biographiesThese and a selection of spiritual/meditative/prayer life books will be featured in the front room and will be special-priced The back room’s feature is many beautiful and useful gardening and landscaping books, all half-off!
     Twice Told Tales is operated by Friends of the Library.  Their next quarterly meeting is April 16, 6:00 pm, at the Scottsburg Library.  Those interested in supporting the Scott Co Library and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are encouraged to attend.

LES K-Kids and SHS Key Club during the Bowl for Kids Sake

Picture 1:  LES K-Kids and families participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bowl for Kids Sake.  The kids raised over $450.
Picture 2.  LES K-Kids bowling BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake.
Picture 3:  SHS Key Club participating in BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake.
Picture 4:  Two teams from LES K-Kids participating in BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake.
PIcture 5:  SHS Key Club signing in at Bowl For Kids Sake.
PIcture 6:  Lee Anna Willett, Faculty Advisor for LES K-Kids, and Weslee Goodin, SHS Key Club signing in for Bowl For Kids Sake.

Michelle Shelton, Scott County Partnership, recently spoke at the Lexington K-Kids

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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 ClearinghousePictured are Michelle Shelton, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett and the LES K-KidsMichelle 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”

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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 RileyThe 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.

 

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently hosted a vision screening project at Scottsburg High School for all sophomores

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently hosted a vision screening project at Scottsburg High School for all sophomoresThis 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 SHSThe 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 lensHeather Crites, SCSD2 District Nurse coordinated the logistics and made the screening machines available for this project.
Captions for pictures:
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

Indiana State Trooper Tia Deaton

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Indiana State Trooper Tia Deaton recently spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner meeting at the Roadhouse USA to discuss the Career Police Camp Pictured with Tia are Kiwanians Darryl Smith, Guy Townsend and Al Riggle.  Trooper Deaton is the Co-Cirector of the Indiana State Police Career Camp.  She has been speaking to students at our schools about the career camp.  Tia has been a Trooper with the Indiana State Police for three years, working various duties including on the roa, as a detective investigating child crimes and has served on teh All Crimes Policing Team working drug enforcement.  The Career Police Camp is conducted at Vincennes UniversityKids from all over the state attend adn some kids from out of state attend.  They sponsor three camps, Pioneer, Career Police and Law which all last one week.  The Career Police Camp will be held 8-13 July this year.  The students learn responsibility, respect and discipline as well as being eposed to various aspects of law enforcement such as the Emergency Response Team, SCUBA Team and Bomb Squad.  They have recreational time built in for things such as basketball and swimming.  The camp is coed and the kids can learn more about the camp through school counsellors and facebook.  Trooper Deaton enjoys talking directly to the students.  The cost to attend the camp is $250 per student.  Any donation to help with these costs are appreciated.  The Kiwanians thanked Trooper Deaton for her service to our community and especially to our kids.

 

The Scott County Partnership is seeking volunteers for the Reality Store program

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The Scott County Partnership is seeking volunteers for the Reality Store program at Austin Middle School on April 6, 2018 and in Scottsburg Middle School on May 11, 2018. Volunteers will host booths for teens to visit as a part of learning what it means to balance a budget as adults. 

At The Reality Store, students will learn to manage their money, provide their families basic needs, as well as learn to manage life’s unexpected financial issues. envision the lifestyle they’d like to have when they’re in their mid-20’s, select the occupation they’d like to have as an adult, receive a checking account deposit equal to one month’s salary from their desired job, spend their salary in The Reality Store, first on necessities and then on “extras”, handle some of life’s unexpected events, learn whether their selected occupation will provide the financial resources needed to provide the lifestyle they want.
The Reality Store gives students a chance to get a realistic view of what their parents/guardians go through on an everyday basis. At the same time they can envision what it will be like for them to make ends meet on the career path they are considering. It’s a safe environment to give their prospective career a run through.
If you are interested in helping with the Reality Store, please respond to this email or contact me at the phone number below.  
Hope to see you there!!
Have a great day!


Kim Richie

Youth Services Coordinator
812-820-0909