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Kiwanis busy making a difference


Kiwanis of Elizabethtown had a busy agenda Tuesday evening. Relay For Life, Boys Scouts, Beta Club, the Boys & Girls Homes, and Lower Cape Hospice were all on the list for the club to assist in at least one way.

First up, Brooke Hinson, Community Liaison with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) gave a presentation on the benefits of hospice care in Bladen County. LCFH provides care to anyone needing services no matter of age, religion, race or ability to pay.

The non-profit has been providing end of life care for 40 years according to Hinson. LCFH says becoming a volunteer is easy. You can make a difference in the lives of patients and families by calling 910-796-7900.

Next, Boy Scout Ian Hursey gave a presentation on the activities of Troop 622 and their competitions. The troop just had a Lakes District Camporee at Harmony Hall in White Oak.

The troop won first place in knot tying and second and third place in other competitions. They also learned about swimming, camping and more.

The troop is currently trying to raise funds for summer camp. There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast to benefit Troop 622 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Allen Brothers Clubhouse on 3062 Cabbage Road in Bladenboro. Kiwanis members invite everyone to support the fundraiser on Saturday, April 6th, and asks everyone to stop by the Kiwanis booth at the Bladenboro Spring Fling at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market after breakfast on Saturday.

The Kiwnais Club voted to donate $100 to assist the East Bladen High School Beta Club members, Jackson Bostic and Peyton Fell compete at the National Beta Club in OK. Bostic is also a Key Club member.

Kiwanisians voted to donate $170 to help the Boys and Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw with the damages the facilities received from Hurricane Florence. The Kiwanis and Key Club also decided to work together on the annual One Day at the boys and girls homes as volunteers.

Before closing money was collected for Relay For Life rose bushes and luminaries. The Kiwanis Club and the Key Club will be volunteering during Relay For Life on April 26, 2019. The club will be raising money for Relay for Life at the Bladenboro Spring Fling on Saturday, April 6.

The club is still accepting scholarship applications from all Bladen County students.

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