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Partnering for Parks with The Friends of Murphysboro - 02/06/2018
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In 2015, the Friends of Murphysboro reached out to our club for volunteers to staff the entrance of their annual Big Muddy Brew Fest, and assist in the building of a Splash Pad at Longfellow Park.  Since then The Friends have been sharing a percentage of the proceeds from the festival with the Kiwanis Club, which we in turn return to The Friends to go towards the Splash Pad.  Here Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro President Cynthia Mill presents a check to Friends of Murphysboro President Brad Fager for the year 2017. 


My Own Bookcase - presentation - 02/05/2018
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My Own Bookcase project is co-sponsored by the Murphysboro United Methodist Church and the Murphysboro Kiwanis Club, and our goal is to improve literacy in children in our community.  This is the 4th year of the project. Student from Murphysboro Head Start who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall will receive a bookcase and a starter set of books.  Each bookcase is handmade and given to the children in a special presentation ceremony in May. 
If you would like to help sposor this project, you can send your donations to the Mruphysboro United Methodist Church, note, "My Own Bookcase" on the memo line and mail to 1500 Pine Street, Murphysboro, IL  62966. ...



Club Christmas Party - 12/18/2017
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Fun and games were played along with lots of toys for the Key Club to pass out to the children of the community.


Donations to Sallie Logan Children's Library - 12/05/2017
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Sallie Logan Children’s Librarian Sherry Carlock and Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro President Cynthia Mill test out new puppets, which include a Groundhog that will be used in the opening session of The library’s Spring 2018 Story Time! The puppets were purchased with funds donated by the Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro in their mission to “Serve the children of the world and our community”.


Chicken & Dumpling Dinner - 10/29/2017
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Chicken & Dumpling Dinner  11/12/17
Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis Caring for Kids.  11:00am -2:00pm
Tickets - $9.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door $5.00 for children under 12. Children 5 & under eat free.
Purchase your tickets from any Kiwanis member, Wright Do-It Center or S.T.A.R.T.


Redication of 9th Street Park - 10/20/2017
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Fry rededicated Parkview as place for kids to run and play, for adults to sit and take in a quiet afternoon and for the entire community to enjoy.

He thanked the members of the Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro — who purchased the wood chips for the park and donated the park's new sign— for all of their encouragement throughout the renovation process and noted that their motivation helped keep the project on track.

 

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/murphysboro/murphysboro-park-district-rededicates-city-s--year-old-park/article_fbc8331b-9505-5c37-b85e-8d78b091b232.html


Congratulations to our new Officers - 10/02/2017

Board of Directors 2017 - 2018
Vanessa Lirely - Past President
Bob Chambers - Past President
Marlene McGregor
Pam Graham

Officers 2017 - 2018
Kim Busby - Treasurer
Ed Kirchner - Secretary
Joni Bailey - President Elect
Kathy Baumann - Immediate Past President
Cynthia Mill - President


We made the news! Apple Festival - 09/15/2017