Kiwanis Club holds weekly meeting, discusses plans for PTF

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro met last Tuesday, April 19, at Rustic Grill at 7 p.m. with President Dianna Wedincamp presiding. Twenty-eight people attended, including guests Melonie Ward, Calder Ward, and Erin Ward.

The program for the evening was hosted and presented by Cassie McIntyre. All Kiwanians played “Springo,” which is similar to bingo. Paul Cerpovicz, David Gribbin, Tim Goodman, Tammy Allen, Jim Daughtry, Cheryl Goodman, Tracy Mason, and Windy Ward were recognized as winners.

In news shared during the meeting, Chair Tim Goodman announced the club would time a number of upcoming runs. These events included: the Junior Beta Club’s 5K on April 23 at 7:30 a.m. at George L. Smith State Park, the club’s own Knotty Pine 5K on May 7 at 8 a.m. in Swainsboro, and the Georgia Extension 5K on May 14 at 8 a.m. in Sandersville.

Additionally, Goodman shared that the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee was working on a float for the 75th Annual Pine Tree Festival parade. Jane Durden and Mary Ellen are leading the project as chairs.

Prior to adjournment, President Wedincamp won the caramel cake baked and donated by Petite Garrett while McIntyre won the pizza donated by Domino’s.

To become a member of the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro, contact Membership Chair Jane Durden at 478-494-4113 or e-mail her at For more information about Swainsboro Kiwanis Club and the many community service projects it does each year, go to or visit the club’s Facebook page.

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