Jason Jackson presents the Kiwanis traveling plaque to the Austin High School baseball team after their 5-0 win over Scottsburg High this year. This plaque has been awarded to the winner of the Austin vs Scottsburg game for eighteen years and promotes high school baseball and good sportsmanship! Congratulations to the Austin Eagles for their victory this year! Over the years, several baseball players from Scott County have gone on to play collegiate baseball.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized twenty-three third graders at Johnson Elementary School for making the BUG Honor Roll the third grading period. BUG which stands for Bring Up Grades is a Kiwanis signature program to provide incentives to students to improve their grades. To make the BUG Honor Roll a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects. BUG Honor Roll students receive a party with snacks, prizes, a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved and a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. Of the twenty-three students recognized for bringing up their grades this grading period, eighteen made the BUG Honor Roll for the first time. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Meadow’s classare Bryan Wilson, Elijah Swafford, Braylen Marcille, Molly Jones, Garrett Couch, Makayla Baker, Arianna King, Lucas Miller and Cohen Long. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Rose’s classare Ayden Acahua, Jayden Barger, Aven Broadus, Beau Carter, Braylee Castillo, Alicyn Glenn, Shylah Hill, Mady Lainhart, Levi Lewis, Landon Newton, Brooklin Rockey, Austin Sandlin, Madison Spencer and Kendra Thompson. Snacks were provided by Kiwanian Doris Marcum. The BUG Program is made possible by the generous support of Kiwanis Corporate Member Austin Tri Hawk. The Kiwanis believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in the community. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
Troopers Troy Boyd and Craig Sparr recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting at the Roadhouse USA to talk about the Indiana State Police Career Camp. Pictured are from left to right, Kiwanian Guy Townsend, Trooper Craig Sparr, Trooper Troy Boyd and Kiwanian Al Riggle.
Trooper Troy Boyd introduced Trooper Craig Sparr who will be one of the Directors for the Indiana State Police Career Camp this year. Troy reminded us that the Kiwanis sponsored him when he was a kid to attend the Career Police Camp and he now has over 28 years in the Indiana State Police serving in Scott County. He explained his special affinity for kids in Scott County and hoped any donations or sponsorships we made this year would go to help kids from Scott County attend the Career Police Camp. Troy spend 17 years volunteering in the Boy Scouts and both his sons are Eagle Scouts. He is now a Boy Scout Committee Chair. Craig Sparr is the grandson of Clara Adkins and has been an Indiana State Trooper for eleven years. He is a detective working organized crime, started his career in Jasper and is now working in Indianapolis. Continue reading “Troopers Troy Boyd and Craig Sparr recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting”→
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 Scott Co. winners of the Maverick Challenge will be our program this week..They will be going to the regional’s soon.
Due to a conflict with The Chamber dinner several of our members will be going to that, so please make a special effort to join us at the Roadhouse and support these young men..I assure you it will be interesting and out of the box thinking…
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.