Yvonne and Yvette Dowd and Melanie Foster spoke at a recent dinner/meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club at the Roadhouse USA about changes and plans for the Humane Society in Scott county and the animal shelter. Pictured are Yvonne and Yvette Dowd, Melanie Foster and Bunny South. Our Humane Society has been in operation since 2007. The program saved 429 animals in 2017 alone and sold 155 spay/neuter vouchers to prevent future unwanted animals. The Humane Society pulls animals from the Scottsburg animal shelter and transports animals to foster homes in other locations all over Indiana. The Humane Society is facing a unique situation right now and is having to relocate. The community’s support is needed to help purchase a new location. The Humane Society is starting a huge one time campaign to make this possible. Please help if you can, many of our animals depend on your support.
Twice Told Tales will be open Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The used book store is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.
New to the store are several boxes of Readers Digest Condensed Books. For only $1 per box they are the steal-of-a-deal!! Biographies and spiritual/meditative/prayer life books continue to be the special-priced feature of the month.
Twice Told Tales supports the readers of Scott Co through the Library and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
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.
Twice Told Tales will be open Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm both days. The used book store is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.
New to the store this month is a collection of biographies. These 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.
The VFES K-Kids are 67 strong and have organized six teams to plan projects and fundraisers for their school and community. They have already donated goods and money to the Riley Children’s Hospital Kiwanis Parent Comfort Cart. Pictured are some of the students using their lunch period to plan a project. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor for the VFES K-Kids. The K-Kids learn leadership skills through community service.
Thank you to everyone who helped with our Vision Screening Project at Scottsburg High School and helped with the Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital.
We screened 167 tenth graders at SHS and will be working with Heather Crites to follow up to ensure those who need help will receive the vision correction they need. Special thanks to Kids First, Kiwanis Corporate Member Austin Tri Hawk, Scottsburg Lions Club and Kiwanis International for their donations of money and vouchers to assist our kids. Together we are making a difference.
We are still paying the bills and collecting donations and ticket sales, but all indications point that this will be one of the best Spaghetti Dinners in several years to support Riley Children’s Hospital. It’s so important this year as we are working with the Indiana District to support the Riley effort to reduce the age of diagnosis of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delay. The Indiana District is helping fund hubs throughout the state to assist with identification, diagnosis, education and screening of our kids. Our hub is located in New Albany. We have 12 hubs now with the intent of having a hub within 45 minutes of every child in the state of Indiana. Your support of the Spaghetti Dinner helps that effort.
A couple of events coming up next month will be our annual spring cleaning/repairs at the CASA House on 14 Apr from 8:00-12:00. Please plan on helping if you’re available that Saturday.
We are also planning our next Bike Safety Rodeo to be held during the Y Healthy Kids Day on 21 Apr from 9:00-11:00. We will partner with the Pilot Club, Scottsburg Police Dept and the Scottsburg Fire Dept again this year and will start setting up the course at 7:15, outside weather permitting. Corporate Member SCSD2 will be donating the chalk line marker and chalk to help set up the course. Please help with setting up the course and/or conducting the Bike Safety Rodeo if you’re available. The SHS Key Club plans on assisting. We need help setting up, keeping the bikes organized, registering the kids, assisting the volunteers from the Police and Fire Depts, conducting a quiz and handing out completion certificates. Our Kiwanis Indiana District Governor Elect is planning on attending as he wants to make bike safety a major plank in his platform next year. The Pilot Club District Governor has been invited to attend also.
Thanks so much for all you do for our kids!
If I don’t see you over the next week I wish each of you and your families a Happy Easter!