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.
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!
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.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual spaghetti dinner to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Members of the Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club helped with busing tables, helping with drinks and washing dishes. Thanks to all our member who supported this worthwhile event and to all our supporters without whom we would not be able to provide the programs and projects for kids in Scott County. Chris Wakeman and his “spaghetti team” did another great job. A special thanks to the Scottsburg United Methodist Church for partnering with us to let us use their facility for the dinner.