Meridian Kiwanis funds scholarships for local students

Nameplates are being provided for the donated books that show the books are gifts from the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis. Submitted photo

Staff Reports

Members of the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis presented a check to Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. Director of Elementary Curriculum Laura Hack to fund scholarships for 60 elementary children so that they can each receive one free Scholastic book per month during the winter semester.

Members Jeff Blasdel, David Stehouwer, Doug Stender and President Jill Tasker also provided name plates for the books, indicating that they are gifts from the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis.

The mission of Kiwanis is to help children, with a local emphasis on literacy.

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“Several of the members of Meridian Kiwanis participate in BCSC’s Book Buddies program, so when we were offered the opportunity to help provide books to young readers, we were delighted,” said Tasker.

The Meridian Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Moose Lodge.

Interested persons are welcome to visit to consider joining the club’s efforts to help children in our community.

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