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2017 Bunny Hop - 04/15/2017
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On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville held its third-annual Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run. Proceeds from the event benefit local Kiwanis programs, including Terrific Kids, Shoes & Socks, and Scholarships. More than 200 runners participated in the event. The Bunny Hop is held annually on the Saturday before Easter.


2017 Law Enforcement Awards - 03/30/2017
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2017 Morris Kaplan Caring is Sharing Law Enforcement Award winners. Agencies represented included Hendersonville Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff's Office, NC State Highway Patrol, Laurel Park Police Department, and Fletcher Police Department. The event was coordinated by Doug Dunlap.


Atkinson Elementary wins 2017 Spelling Bee - 02/24/2017
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Teams from 13 elementary schools in Henderson County competed in the annual Kiwanis Spelling Bee held this year on February 18 in the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College. The Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville has sponsored the Spelling Bee since 1994. The 2017 event was organized by the Kiwanis Service First Committee and headed by co-chairs Joel Franck and Chandra Burgher.

Fourth- and fifth-graders from all across Henderson County are invited each year to participate in what proves to be a real mental challenge. This year they had to contend with words like scrumptious, amiable, whimsical, incredulous and methodical.

Participating schools this year were Atkinson, Clear Creek, Dana,...


Morris Kaplan Scholarships Awarded - 06/30/2016
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Recipients of a $5,000 Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship for 2016:

Amanda Hilliard (NHHS), Dawson Walker (HHS) and Ashlee Mew (HHS).

Today’s meeting featured the annual meeting of the Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, and fund president Dr. Gary Knock called the meeting to order.


Each year, the fund provides three or four $5,000 scholarships to students from HCPS. A scholarship covers most of the tuition cost for a student to attend a NC public university for the first year. Students must demonstrate both academic prowess and financial need. They must also provide three letters of recommendation, biographical data,...


2016 Morris Kaplan Sharing and Caring Awards - 03/24/2016
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These are the recipients of the 2016 Morris Kaplan Sharing and Caring Award presented at the March 24 meeting. L-R: Fletcher PD Chief Erik Summey, who stood in for Sgt. Brian Fulmer of the Fletcher PD; Sgt. Brent Hipp of the NC State Highway Patrol; Lt. Todd Letterman of the Hendersonville PD; Officer Kevin Swanson of the Laurel Park PD; and Deputy Laurie Levi of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Begun in 1996, the awards program was suggested by former Kiwanian and sheriff George Erwin to recognize and honor an outstanding member of each of the area’s law-enforcement agencies. It bears the name of the club’s patriarch member, Morris...


2016 Kiwanis Spelling Bee - 02/20/2016
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Teams from 12 elementary schools in Henderson County competed in the annual Kiwanis Spelling Bee held this year on February 20 in the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College. The Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville has sponsored the Spelling Bee since 1994. The 2016 event was organized by the Kiwanis Service First Committee and headed by co-chairs Joel Franck and Chandra Burgher.


Fourth- and fifth-graders from all across Henderson County are invited each year to participate in what proves to be a real mental challenge. They had to contend with words like desolate, extricate, luncheon, tyranny and meteor. Participating schools this year were Atkinson, Clear Creek,...


2nd Annual Bunny Hop Fun Run Announced - 02/12/2016
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The 2nd annual Kiwanis Bunny Hop Fun Run is scheduled for 10:00 am on March 26, 2016, at Jackson Park. This event is a 5K Fun Run (or walk) with proceeds benefiting Kiwanis projects serving children, such as Terrific Kids, Balfour Babies, and the Shoe program.

The Bunny Hop is not a sanctioned race – it is meant to be a Fun Run and no places will be tallied. It is a family event and free bunny ears will be given to the first 200 preregistered participants and free T-Shirts are given for registrations before March 11th. Registration forms are available for download at www.hendersonvillekiwanis.org/bunnyhop2016. Online registration is also available.

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Glenn C. Marlow Athletic Achievement Award Presented to Craig Long - 01/21/2016
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Retired West Henderson HS teacher and basketball coach Rick Wood presented this year’s Glenn C. Marlow Athletic Achievement Award. This distinction was established in 1999 to honor a local educator with a record of outstanding achievement and community service, someone whose life has been a role model for the youth of Henderson County. It was named to honor the memory of longtime teacher, coach and superintendent (and 1989 Kiwanis Club president) Glenn Marlow, whose widow, Mrs. Dot Marlow, and daughter, Dottie Marlow Kinlaw, were present today.

In his introduction of Craig Long, the recipient of the 2015 Glenn C. Marlow Athletic Achievement Award, Rick Wood, himself the 2000 recipient of...


Sarah Markham - Layperson of the Year 2015 - 09/24/2015
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Don Holder and Sarah Markham

Don Holder, chair of the Layperson of the Year award committee, took the podium to announce this year’s honoree.

Don noted that the Layperson of the Year Award is the highest honor a Kiwanis member can receive. The basis for selection is the “outstanding layperson’s service within the fellowship of his/her church and or outstanding layperson’s service through various related endeavors outside his/her church fellowship.”

This year’s honoree is Sarah Markham, the fortyfourth club member and first woman from our club to receive this honor.

Sarah was born in Washington DC and grew up in Maryland....


July 9th Meeting Features 4-H Presentations - 07/09/2015
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Elizabeth Moss introduced Denise Sherrill, Henderson County 4-H agent, who introduced today’s program that featured two student 4-H members with their presentations from this spring’s public-speaking contests. The two student presenters were 12-year-old Dana Jakubielsky and 9-year-old Ryan Worley. Denise also introduced the children’s mothers, who were present.

The 4-H presentations were a good opportunity for two 4-H’ers to talk about their current passions. Above left, 12-year-old Dana Jakubielsky talked about author Theodor Geisel, better known to most of us as Dr. Seuss, who wrote a total of 46 children’s books. At right, 9-year-old Ryan Worley waxed enthusiastic...