Highland Rim Kiwanis Donates to Blue Monarch
Through the generous community support of the 41A Music & Arts Festival, the Highland Rim Kiwanis was able to make a donation to Blue Monarch. Rosie Clark, was on hand to accept the donation.
Blue Monarch, a long-term residental program for determined women and their children, provides a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment, where they can overcome abuse, unhealthy choices and emotional wounds, while they restore family bonds and gain independence and maturity through the experience of God's love.
41A Music & Arts Festival Named "Tullahoma's Finest Community Event"
In only its fourth year, the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club's signature fundraising event was named "Tullahoma's Finest Community Event" in the annual Tullahoma News Reader's Poll.
"This is a great honor for our club", said 41A Festival Chairman Jason Redd. "A lot of people work really hard to make this event happen every year and it is great to see it appreciated by the community. The profit generated by the 41A Festival is poured right back in to the community through organizations that embody the Kiwanis mission of changing the world, one child and one community at a time".
The 2015 41A Festival will be held on September 26 & 27 and will feature a very exciting lineup, an increased vendor presence, a larger KidZone, and lots good times.
At the annual installation dinner, held on October 3, 2013, the Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor, installed the Officers and Board for the new fiscal year.
The new Club President is Steve Pegram, with return terms for the Club Treasurer, Trent McNabb, and Club Secretary, Donna Jackson. Joining the Officers for the Board of Directors will be Matt Layton, Joe Orr, and Jenny Orr.
Highland Rim Kiwanis Sponsors Coffee County Cares for Families
The Highland Rim Kiwanis Club continues to distribute the funds raised in this year's 41-A Music and Arts Festival to organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and families in the Tullahoma area. Pictured above, Club Treasurer Jason Redd, Club President Hope Keele, and Club Secretary Angie Womble present Evelyn Curlee of Coffee County Cares for Families with a check in the amount of $250 to further the organization's good work in the community.
Coffee County Cares For Families works closely with the Department of Children's Services to provide products and services not provided by DCS to the families that are in the DCS programs. The organization specifically works closely with foster children and strives to ease the transition from a family home to a foster home for the children in the area. During the Christmas season, Coffee County Cares For Families is highly visible with its Angel Tree program. Each year, the Angels placed on the tree represent foster children for which the organization, through donations and public support, provide Christmas gifts. The Highland Rim Kiwanis Club is proud to support an organization that is making a difference in the lives of children.
Highland Rim Kiwanis Sponsors Karing For Kids
Due to the success of the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club's annual 41-A Music and Arts Festival, the Club is able to support a number of area childrens' charities. Pictured above, Club President Hope Keele and Treasurer Jason Redd present a check in the amount of $250 to The Tullahoma News Circulation Assistant Manager, Marybeth Alamilla for The News' Karing For Kids program.
The Karing for Kids program, now in its 16th year, uses its donations to help fund Christmas shopping trips for local underprivleged children. In many cases, the children are able to provide basic needs, sich as warm clothes and shoes, through the generosity of donors that include many individuals, businesses, and civic organizations.
Max Christopher Awarded Extra Miler Award by Chamber
Our very own Max Christopher was awarded the Extra Miler Award by the Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce at the monthly Chamber Coffee.
The Extra Miler program is designed to recognize and pay tribute to those folks who perform their jobs or volunteer in the community with a smile and offer excellent service.
Max, owner of Christopher Equipment, has been a member of the Highland Rim Kiwanis since 1991 and has been a tremendous help with the 41-A Festival. Per the Chamber’s press release, “Max not only gives with his time and talent, but he also gives with his heart. Without the generous contribution of his equipment and kid zone inflatables, the festival would not have been the success it was. On Sunday, Max quietly cleaned up the festival area without notifying anyone, or asking for any help. Max Christopher is an asset to the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club and the City of Tullahoma”.
Congratulations, Max, on this well-earned recognition!