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Busy Kiwanis Meeting

Busy Kiwanis Meeting

The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held on Thursday, May 30th in the Farm Bureau basement with a delicious lunch catered by Yesterday’s. The meeting was called to order by President Katelyne Wolff and Kim Gwaltney offered the blessing. Dave Johnson’s ticket was selected for the 50/50 but he did not pull out the lucky golf ball. The $52 pot will continue to be added to. Rod Matsel was the winner of the Huck’s $10 gift card. Fellow Kiwanians encouraged everyone to attend the Retired Teacher’s Pork Lunch on Saturday at Little Giants.

Toby Brown, Carmi Chamber of Commerce board member, updated the club on a new radio campaign focusing on a pledge to shop Carmi first. Toby encouraged chamber members to reach out to the chamber if they would like to record an ad or become a member. Toby then introduced Anna Baumgart who is on the Education Committee for the Carmi Chamber of Commerce and she spoke about the upcoming golf tournament.

On Saturday, June 22nd, the chamber will host their 27th annual golf tournament at the Carmi Country Club. The tournament will be a four-person, best-ball scramble. There will be a “shotgun” start at 8am and 1pm. Prizes will be awarded to each golfer on the top three teams, the longest drive for men, women, and seniors, longest putt and closest to the pin. The hole in one price will be $10,000 to any golfer who gets a hole in one on hole 6. Lunch will be provided to all golfers and volunteers.

Anna wished to thank this year’s Gold Sponsors who are First Bank and People’s National Bank and the Bronze Sponsor is George Mitchell Drilling. Anyone wanting to be a sponsor or participate in the tournament should contact the chamber or any board member.

Proceeds from the event will be used to continue to support the White County CEO program, the scholarship fund and classroom grants. This year’s scholarship recipient was Jace Carter. The teacher grant winners this spring were: Hillary Gee, Kate Simmons, Sarah Haley, Erin Pennington, Beth Hart, and Amy Whitley.

The chamber’s next big event will be the July 4th fireworks.

Katelyne Wolff adjourned the meeting and noted next week’s program will be Denton Aud, White County States Attorney.