We spent the month of April at the First Presbyterian Church on East 9th Street and we want to offer a huge thank you to them for opening their doors to us. It's been a crazy busy month as the 12th Annual Soapbox Derby preparations got into full swing, but we also took time to hear from several community groups, so here's a recap...
On April 6, we learned about all that goes into making moonshine and all the added taxes paid into our community because of the businesses (two schools and two fire departments see additional monies). Peg Hays extended an invitation to the club to visit Casey Jones Distillery anytime!
On April 13, the Club honored Willie Renshaw with the Bill Schmidt Spirit of Kiwanis Award. He is one of only a handful to be given the honor.
We also heard from Alpha Alternative Pregnancy Care Center Executive Director Amanda Westerfield. The organization recently launched its mobile ultrasound unit and hosted its annual dinner May 1, raising $111,729.
And we presented the Hopkinsville High School Key Club with two checks for their help at the pancake breakfast and to help with the recharter of the club.
On April 20, Sanctuary Inc Executive Director Marion Brown spoke with us about the services they provide on a daily basis and encouraged our members to participate in the Annual International Denim Day April 26. Sanctuary is one of the non-profit organizations the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club supports.
On April 27, we heard about the good work going on at the Aaron McNeil House. Tamara Watts-Standard and Makayla Houchens said 27 tons of food were handed out last year to people in the community through one of their programs.
That's not to mention the Soapbox Derby training that took place April 8, Car Assignment day April 15 and the first Build Clinic April 22.