Kiwanis Club Celebrates 90th Anniversary

October 30, 2012

The Toccoa Kiwanis Club celebrates 90 years.

The club held a 90th anniversary celebration Monday in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa.

Kiwanis is an International Service Organization serving the children of the world. The local chapter in Toccoa was established in 1922.

Dave Tate is currently the District Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis and is also a long-time member of the Toccoa Kiwanis Club.

He said the Kiwanis Club sponsors and supports programs centered around helping children.

“We do scholarships for the high school,” said Tate. “We sponsor the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, Little League baseball, the food (4 Kids) program. We usually average two or three fundraisers a year to support the club.”

He went on to say that the Kiwanis Club stays busy, but also has a good time.

“We are a working group,” said Tate. “When we have a fundraiser, all of us get in there and work. It is that type of camaraderie that keeps us going.”

The Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday and anyone interested in joining can contact a current Kiwanis Club member.

Both the Toccoa City Commission and Stephens County Commission recognized the Kiwanis Club last week by passing resolutions marking the club’s 90th anniversary.

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