Kiwanis hosts BBQ to raise funds for kids


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Photo submitted Pictured are Representative Martha Jane King, Jennifer Ferris and Kim Owen.


Photo submitted Jennifer Ferris and Jason Harper


Photo submitted Trevor Christian


This past Friday the 13th was not an unlucky day at all for Kiwanis. The service club held a cook-out in front of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce on the square in Russellville. Don Firchow chaired the event and was able to pull members together for an awesome event.

“We had great food, great turnout and raised lots of money for a great cause to serve the children of the community,” said Ralph Addison, member and past president of the Russellville-Logan County Kiwanis. “A special thanks to Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce for their support and allowing us to setup in front of the Chamber. Also, a big thank you to the Kiwanis Club members for all their hard work.”

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Russellville-Logan County Kiwanis club sponsors the Stevenson K-Kids, which do various projects in the community like valentines cards for residents of Creekwood Nursing & Rehab in Russellville. The Kiwanis also puts on a 4th of July Kiddie Parade and completes various other service projects for youth in the community.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families and projects.

Kiwanis members don’t just do service—they have fun. Members make new friends by being part of a club where they attend meetings and participate in social events. Kiwanis clubs also provide excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their region and the world through service projects, fundraising and by attending district and Kiwanis International conventions.

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, the following year. In 2015, Kiwanis celebrates its 100th anniversary.

You can become involved in Kiwanis, you just need a caring heart.

Photo submitted Pictured are Representative Martha Jane King, Jennifer Ferris and Kim Owen.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_20160513_101614.jpgPhoto submitted Pictured are Representative Martha Jane King, Jennifer Ferris and Kim Owen.

Photo submitted Jennifer Ferris and Jason Harper
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_20160513_095248.jpgPhoto submitted Jennifer Ferris and Jason Harper

Photo submitted Trevor Christian
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By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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