Roanoke Kiwanis, school ring bells for SA

The Roanoke Kiwanis teamed with the Roanoke Elementary Student Council to raise money in the area by ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec 2.

Over the course of the two days, the two groups raised $399.21 in the kettles. The Roanoke Kiwanis and the Roanoke Elementary Student Council thank the contributors that made the fund-raising efforts possible and Lassus Handy Dandy, Hoosier Foods and the Roanoke Post Office for allowing them to stand near their entrances.

This month, the Roanoke Kiwanis will present gifts to the Pathfinder group home in Roanoke and they recently supported needy families with gift certificates to Hoosier Foods. In addition, the Roanoke Kiwanis made contributions to Children's Hope at Lutheran Hospital, Youth for Christ and the Roanoke Public Library.

The Kiwanis organization strives to help the children of the world and the Roanoke chapter endeavors to keep donations in the community, helping to enhance the lives of children in Roanoke, specifically, and the surrounding area, in general.

The Roanoke Elementary Student Council is comprised of fourth and fifth grade students selected by their peers to work with the faculty, administration and staff at the school to develop leadership skills and to provide an opportunity for the students to work on various extra-curricular projects.

The Roanoke Kiwanis meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Roanoke Brethren Church starting at 7 a.m.  Individuals interested in joining are encouraged to attend and enjoy the fellowship and coffee.

Complete caption: Tinisha Weigelt, Roanoke Kiwanis president (fourth from left), presents a check for $399.21 to Capt. Barbara McCauley, pastor of The Salvation Army, in Huntington, at Roanoke Elementary School recently. The Roanoke Kiwanis and Roanoke Elementary Student Council raised the money together by staffing red kettle stations around Roanoke on Dec. 1 and 2. Pictured are (from left) Meghan Grom, student council member; Marshall Watts, student council member; Paul Roth, Roanoke Elementary principal; Weigelt; Capt. McCauley; Katie Melcher, student council member; and Aidan Hosler, student council member.