Published 5:05 pm Thursday, October 6, 2022
Guest speaker at this week’s Kiwanis Club meeting was Stacy Drakeford, Washington Deputy City Manager and Director of Public Safety introduced by Kiwanian Stuart O’Neal (left in photo).
In his talk, Drakeford highlighted the 10 year history of the “Shopping
With a Public Safety Officer” program. He said that the program began as a way to ensure a Christmas gift for deserving children and has grown to include nursing home residents plus citizens in the “I Live Alone” program and has been expanded to additional events and holidays.
He said that the cost of providing the gifts, parties and events has increased over the years and the program has become more dependent on the community at large for support. The Kiwanis Club responded with a $1,000, contribution to the program.
The Kiwanis Club of Washington meets each Tuesday for lunch at King Chicken on Carolina Avenue, Washington. The club welcomes prospective members who have an interest in service to the community.