Kiwanians hear from Key Club

Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney High School Key Club officers were guest speakers at the April 20 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sidney.

President Brandi Motsinger, a junior, told the group she has started a nonprofit organization called Wide Arms Security Blankets. The objective is to give new and gently used blankets to homeless children.

Jonathon Perin is a senior at SHS and is the club’s secretary. He plans to attend Miami University in the fall. He saw a flier posted above a water fountain at the school that said the Key Club was looking members and decided to join. He is also involved in cross country, track and the National Honor Society. He talked about the Link Crew. This is a group of juniors and seniors who help freshman get acclimated to high school.

Bethany Yinger is also in the National Honor Society and is active with her church group. She is vice president of the Key Club.

Some of the activities that the Key Club has been involved in this year are working with the Kiwanis and Aktion Club on assembling blessing bags and distributing them to the community, Adopt-a-Park, Teen Night Out, Trick or Treat for canned goods and Easter baskets for the Alpha Community Center. The Key Club has 28 members this year and have meetings once a month during the school year.

Prior to the program, President Ed Ball called the meeting to order. Rick Lunsford gave the invocation and the group was led in song by Ralph Bornhorst and accompanied by DiAnne Kara on the piano. Ball noted that it was National Cheddar Cheese Day.

Tom Kinninger reported a complete success for the Pancake Day. Members served more than 600 pancake dinners, which is the most in recent years.

Staff report