Just two months into the year, and so much has already happened at the Kiwanis Club of Highland!
In January, Club members volunteered at the City's Annual Community Run, hosted by the Highland Family YMCA. Members served in numerous capacities at the event... probably the most appreciated were those handing out fruit to tired runners as they completed their races. On January 21, a number of Club members volunteered at the monthly LifeStream blood drive. Many of these good folks made blood donations, as well. On the 27th, Club members were found at the "Terrific Kids" Assembly at Warm Springs Elementary School, our "adopted" school.
So far in February, Club members have participated in Barton Elementary School's "Reading Buddies" program, judged several local science fairs, and helped Mrs. Burns' K-Kids at Warm Springs complete their "Wishing Tree" project which raised funds for an elementary school in Japan damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Club members have distinguished themselves in the community, as well. Long-time member and President Elect Rose Narcisse was recognized as a Hometown Hero by the Unforgettables Foundation at their Valentine's Day awards event. Congratulations, Rose!
The Club is currently planning for our annual Car Show at Highland's Citrus Harvest Festival which will take place in late March. Flyers are currently being circulated for this important fundraiser. Do you know of someone with an award-worthy vehicle? Flyers are available all over town... or just ask a Kiwanian!