The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club donated $1,000 to the Kiwanis Indiana District for Riley Children’s Hospital and the “3 Wishes Program” to help reduce the age of diagnosis of children in Indiana with autism and developmental delay. Pictured are from left to right, Amber Miller, Riley Children’s Hospital coordinator with the Kiwanis Indiana District Foundation; Al Riggle, President of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club; Steve Ingram, Kiwanis Indiana District Governor; Victoria Dougherty, Riley Children’s Hospital; and Denny Yoder, past Indiana District Governor and Chair of the KIDS Committee (Kiwanians who work directly with Riley Children’s Hospital on project and programs affecting kids all over the state of Indiana. Thank you to the generosity of the Scott County community, and the Kiwanis Family working together on the annual spaghetti dinner to make this donation possible. The spaghetti dinner was a huge success this year thanks to support from the community and the SHS Key Club and SMS Builders Club made baked goods to sell as dessert to be their donation to Riley. Thanks for making a difference!
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.
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 Riley. The 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.