New Kiwanis Club of Arnold awards scholarship

From left, Seckman High School teacher Andrea Patterson; Kiwanis Club of Arnold president-elect and Fox C-6 school board member Sharon Poppen; Arnold Kiwanis Club president Wally Lionberger; and Seckman High student and scholarship recipient Emily Blackden.

The newly formed Kiwanis Club of Arnold recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Seckman High School student Emily Blackden.

When the club was formed in December 2015, other area clubs donated to the group, which used the money for the scholarship. It was awarded to Blackden on May 24 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Arnold.

The Arnold Kiwanis Club is open to new members. It currently has 23 members, said Ronda Eames, one of the club’s board members.

Wally Lionberger is the president, Sharon Poppen is the president-elect, Karen Attwood is the treasurer and Lindsey Thomas is the secretary. Other board members include Angela Roe and Barbara Simons. Club members pay $125 in annual dues.

The club has two meetings a month, at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Arnold and at 8 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Salvation Army of Jefferson County, which has a community and worship center in Arnold. The group works on a variety of service projects designed to benefit the community and local youth.

Anyone interested in joining the club may email Eames at ronda.eames@bmo.com.

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