The Kiwanis Club of Botetourt County heard from Harley Cox, executive director of Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge, at the club’s regular meeting on Sept. 21. Cox thanked the Kiwanians for their ongoing support and provided background on the work of Teen Challenge, and gave the club an update on the students’ progress after graduating from the Teen Challenge program. He also noted that the students have started raising goats and chickens, both as an educational project and a fundraiser.
Dr. Ed Lynch, Kiwanis Club president, praised the work of Teen Challenge and assured Cox that “Kiwanis will be right there with you in all your future endeavors.”
In addition to the presentation on Teen Challenge, the Kiwanis members approved their annual budget, arranged to distribute dictionaries to Botetourt County’s elementary schools, heard an update on Botetourt County library plans, and made tentative plans for an additional recycling event in the spring.
The next scheduled meeting of the club will be Monday, Oct. 5. To be added to the Zoom call, contact Lynch at [email protected] or speak to any Kiwanis member.