Just before Christmas break, Kiwanis fulfilled its promise to deliver cookies and juice to kindergarten, first and second graders who read a new book at home with an adult in their family.
The book, “The Joy of Giving,” was handed out before the Thanksgiving break with the requirement that the older students read the book to an adult at home, and the younger students have the book read to them. They had to return a slip, signed by the adult, that they had done this. In order for a class to receive the treats, 100 percent participation by students was necessary.
Nearly all classes got their treats. Response from the kids ranged from a “proper” thank you to celebration and cheers at the prospect of a special treat in class that they had earned! Delivering the treats were Kiwanians Holly Hill, Betsy Ward, President Joe Payne, Jim Schaar and Bob Robinson.
Greenville Kiwanis is a service organization dedicated to the kids of the community. It sponsors the Greenville High School Key Club, provides scholarships and “Student of the Month” awards and serves the community through a variety of efforts. They meet at 12 noon each Wednesday at the Chestnut Village Center, Brethren Retirement Community. Interested new members are encouraged to join and serve.