Justin Holland, owner of Westwood Golf Course and a Kiwanis Corporate Member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, recently gave the members an update on improvements at Westwood Golf Course at their dinner meeting at the Roadhouse USA. Pictured with Justin are Kiwanis member Wes Clark and Juanita Lowry. Westwood caters to everyone in the community with various leagues such as: Ladies, Mens, Couples and Seniors. Justin talked about a program he is working on with the schools to include PGA Professional training to the golf teams during the winter/spring time. The kids are very important to the golf course and they are our future adults in our community. Justin is a firm believer that kids who grow up in the golf community have a better chance of succeeding in their lives as adults. With the indoor simulators the schools will have a chance to practice year around. He touched on what the golf course provides to the community, a home for some of our senior community that live on the golf course and a place to gather for them. Westwood host numerous tournaments that help raise money for community organizations. In 2017 we helped raise about $50,000 for the community. Westwood is home to the Crothersville, Austin & Scottsburg boys and girls golf teams. Without Westwood, those schools would have no place to practice or play. Justin stated how great the support from the community has been and how much he looks forward to growing and becoming a better asset to Scott County. The Kiwanis members thanked Justin for his presentation and for the service he provides to the community. Westwood Golf Course hosts the Kiwanis Scholarship Golf Scramble every June.
Twice Told Tales will be open Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at 765 South Main, Scottsburg. The sweet-treat half-priced special for all books by Debbie Macomber and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb continues.
Twice Told Tales will next be open on March 9 and 10.
Scott County Kids First Treasurer Jessica Jones receives a grant for $1,000 from Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Al Riggle. The grant was awarded from the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Fund at the Scott County Community Foundation and will be used to support children in Scott County year-round. For more information on how to donate to the Kiwanis Club Fund, call the Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.
Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President, Al Riggle, presents a check for $1,000 to United Way of Scott County Executive Director Nancy Riley. The grant was awarded from the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Fund at the Scott County Community Foundation and will be used to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. This initiative provides free books for children from birth through age five, mailed every month to a child’s home. United Way and Community Foundation brought this program to Scott County five years ago to increase early childhood literacy. There are currently 994 children who receive books, with 630 who “graduated” when they turned five. It only costs $25 to sponsor a child each year. For more information, call 812-752-2586 or 812-752-2057. You may also register your child at www.imaginationlibrary.com.
Twice Told Tales will be open Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm both days. The used book store is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.
This time of year is for curling up with a good mystery. Helping you do that is our half-priced specials of Sue Grafton’s “alphabet” series starring Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich’s “number” series featuring Stephanie Plum.
Twice Told Tales is operated by Friends of the Library to benefit the readers of Scott Co. Next sale dates are February 9 and 10.