Kiwanis meeting filled with fun antics


Thursday’s Kiwanis Club meeting, Sept. 22, was all fun and games as Dion Boyett introduced a game called the Great Food Race. Teams of four raced to see who could finish chocolatey treats first. Items included moon pies, nutter butters, snickers and nutter butter bars.

Dion also had everyone fill out a card to determine what their Kiwanis nicknames are. The names were chosen by listing the name of each member’s first pet and their mother’s maiden name. Hilarity ensued as members read their names aloud. Some were Chocolate Ashley, Friskee Fallon and Indy McGlamery.

On a more serious note, the club unanimously passed a motion to adopt the new I-Plan. Haley Blount said the club has raised over $70,000 toward its Project Eliminate goal. They have three more years to raise funds for the project, which is an umbrella project of Kiwanis International. She also talked about the amount of service projects the club has completed for the year, including a shoe drive, skeet shoot, gun raffle, kids day and uniforms and coat drive. Also, 2,800 students were presented with Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards so far.