Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge says thank you to all who made its “Taste of the Fields” signature fundraising event an enormous success. “The success of this event will allow our club to support the many deserving organizations in our community especially those that provide needed services to children,” said club president Katie Stacy.
The many generous sponsors of “Taste of the Field” include:
- L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc.
- Main Street Fabrications & Manufacturing, LLC
- Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
- Coastal Engineering
- Republic Services
- Oak Hill Hospital
- YMCA Hernando County
- Bank of America
- Rich Matthews Buick GMC
- Killingsworth Insurance Agency
- Lori Bainum & Co.
- Creative Environmental Solutions, Inc.
- Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant
- E Loans Mortgage, Inc.
- NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Abby Weist, Inc.
In addition the club wishes to particularly thank all the members of the community who participated in “Taste of the Fields” by purchasing tickets and attending this signature event.
About Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge meets every Friday morning at 7:15 am at Country Kitchen, 20733 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. For more information about Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge call Katie Stacy, President, at 352-442-5132 or go to www.KiwanisoftheBrooksvilleRidge.com.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge was chartered on July 14, 2008 and is one of five clubs in Hernando County (Adventure Coast, Brooksville, Brooksville Ridge, Spring Hill, and Weeki Wachee). The four comprise over 200 men and women dedicated to serving the children of our community. Kiwanis goals locally are to raise funds to help the poor, participating in fellowship, and give back to the community.
The Kiwanis Clubs of Hernando County are among 8,000 clubs and 250,000 members in 70 countries. It is a global organization of members working to change the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis International and its Service Leadership Programs – Circle K, Key Club, Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior, and Aktion Club – dedicate millions of volunteer hours and invest $100 million to strengthen communities and serve children annually.
Kiwanis engaged in its first Worldwide Service Project teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders. These disorders cause various degrees of mental and physical impairment in the fetus and in young children. At this time, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus called Project Eliminate. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating – tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.