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Daine Smith, Kiwanis Club incoming Vice-President presented Jacob Barber from East Bladen High School with his scholarship check.

The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club moved to their new meeting place at Cindy’s restaurant on US Highway 701 for their June meeting. The group was excited to have the new eatery offering delicious food to meet at each month and display their club sign according to Dr. Lisa Bryan the club’s Secretary.

Everyone still has a chance to win a Snapper mower while helping Kiwanis Club. The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club Fundraiser for the Snapper lawn mower donated by Thompson’s Small Engine Repair is coming to a close. The last day to turn in tickets is June 29th. Every member has tickets for $5 to sale.

The club gave away four scholarships this year to Bladen County students. Daine Smith, Kiwanis Club incoming Vice-President, presented Jacob Barber from East Bladen High School with his scholarship check during the meeting. Barber is going to NC State University to study Plant and Soil Science. Barber said his plans are to come back to Bladen County and work in his family’s business after he finishes school. The other scholarship winners are scheduled to attend the July meeting.

Dr. Bryan announced a Relay for Life Team Celebration meeting on June 28th at the Powell-Melvin Agriculture Service Center. She added the Kiwanis team did well raising money for the non-profit this year. The group decided to have another team next year for Bladen County Relay for Life.

On that note the club discussed how heavily involved the East Bladen Key Club has been in the community this year. They  helped with all the clean up at Relay for Life, they were busy at the United Way fundraiser and did quite a few other things to help their community. The Key Club will be electing new officers once the 2018-2019 school year is started.

In September there will be a membership drive for Kiwanis. If any adults are interested in helping the children and youth the Kiwanis Club may be a good fit. The club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Cindy’s restaurant across from the Elizabethtown Middle School.