Waynesville Kiwanis announce 2014 grants

Aug 23, 2014
Photo by: Donated North Canton Elementary School students can look forward to the addition to their playground thanks to the Waynesville Kiwanis Club, Champion Credit Union and Evergreen.

The Kiwanis Club of Waynesville announced that $34,505 in grants have been awarded to improve the lives of children in Haywood County.  This year they received over 51 applications from local schools and community organizations and selected 10 deserving recipients.

Scott Fund grants are restricted to educational or recreational use benefiting Haywood County children ages 13 and under. A total of $25,346 was awarded to:

— Waynesville Middle School: $10,831 (math program)

— North Canton Elementary: $7,215 (playground equipment)

— North Canton and Meadowbrook Elementary: $7,000 (kilns)

Unrestricted project grants are awarded to projects serving the youth of the community that will provide tangible, long-lasting items, supplies and equipment and will strive to maximize the number of children benefitting from the funds being distributed. These grants were awarded to:

— Hazelwood Elementary School: Special Education-$2,000 (reading)

— Tuscola High School: $2,000 (needle embroidery machine)

— Riverbend Elementary School: $1,955 (reading materials)

— Bethel Elementary/Girl Scout Troop 30250: $1,664 (climbing wall mat)

— Bethel Middle School: $900 (Playaways for readers)

— Pisgah High School Library Media Center: $500 (reading materials)

— North Canton Elementary School: $440 (math and reading materials)

Every year the club receives a generous endowment from the Jim Scott Family Fund.  Along with this legacy, they also work all year raising additional funds with their annual barbecue, Spelling BEE and flag (American and Folkmoot flags) fundraisers.

The Kiwanis Club of Waynesville is an active group of men and women from the Haywood County area that meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Laurel Ridge Country Club.  Visiting Kiwanians and prospective members are always welcome.