Kiwanis Meeting


State Senator Dale Fowler and Kiwanis member was guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Harrisburg Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, February 13. He began his presentation with an update on his foundation providing clothes for kids. This is the 17th year of assisting kids begin school with complete wardrobes. The foundation currently services 19 Southern Illinois counties furnishing clothing to 500-600 kids each year. In addition to the clothing for kids program, the foundation opened “Heaven’s Kitchen” on September 11, 2018. In collaboration with a few local ladies, a meal program for needy individuals came to fruition as a meal is provided every Tuesday evening at the Presbyterian Church Annex building on Locust Street in Harrisburg to anyone wishing to have a hot meal and friendly service. It is totally operated by volunteers and donations from organizations, churches, businesses and private parties. On Saturday, February 23, the annual Elks Monopoly Tournament has designated proceeds to benefit the Kitchen, according to Senator Fowler.
He ended his presentation with a few things going on in the 59th senatorial district, his district. Southern-Illinois-Made Expo will be taking place again this year at The Pavilion in Marion with proceeds to benefit the Honor Flight program.
Hardin County Work Camp has been repurposed to the county for further development.
Dixon Springs pool is getting some much needed renovations.
Golconda Marina is getting cleaned up thanks to use of a new dredger.
Steamboat Hill Campground in Pope County will be completely cleaned and reopened.
Renovations and work to Hardin County historic hotels.
Pictured: Amy Short, Kiwanis president and Senator Fowler.
Photo Furnished