Kiwanis Keeps Ticking

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 9, 2005

DEMOPOLIS- The Demopolis Kiwanis Club plans to continue raising scholarship funds for local students, servicing the community, and having fun.

According to Kiwanis president, Kris Mullen, the club will host its annual banquet in September, have a fish cookout the first day of little league games, repair picnic tables the club set up at U.S. Jones, and get a new dedication sign for the playground the club put up at the city landing.

“We also sponsor Key Club so we’ll be helping them with their projects,” Mullen said. “That’s the fun. Getting to mess with the kids.”

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Mullen said the annual bass tournament was successful and they were able to fund 3 scholarships for Demopolis High seniors this year.

“Elizabeth Hamilton won the $1,000 award,” he said. “Then we gave two $300 scholarships in conjunction with Key Club.”

The Demopolis Kiwanis Club is also responsible for the flags you may have seen on Highway 80.

Two Kiwanis members, Johnny Brooker and David Cleveland, coordinate the flag project.

“We have a couple hundred flags we put up,” Mullen said. “There’s something going on about once a month when we put them up so the flags go up about 10-12 times a year.”

Kiwanis also sponsors the Girl State participants from Demopolis and plans to have a pancake supper sometime in the fall.

“We have three or four fundraisers a year to raise money for scholarships and the various local things we support.”

Just recently the mayor and Dan England attended Kiwanis meetings that are held every Tuesday at noon at the Demopolis Country Club.

Elections for new officers will be held in September and new officers will be installed October 1.

Although Mullen said there is “nothing immediately upcoming,” you should could your eyes and ears open for Kiwanis events.