Kiwanis Club of Springville do­nates to lo­cal schools

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On Dec. 5, 2016, Mike LeFevre, pres­i­dent of the Kiwanis Club of Springville, along with other mem­bers of the club played Sub for Santa at Rea­gan Academy and Sage Creek El­e­men­tary School. Be­cause those Springville schools en­tered more than 50 run­ners in the Kiwanis Sub- for-Santa 5K Run held Oct. 15, they won sev­eral prizes.

First, the Sage Creek PTA fielded 52 run­ners and re­ceived $1,180 as its share of the Sage Creek run­ners’ fees. Rea­gan Academy fielded 71 run­ners and re­ceived $1,465 as its share of the Rea­gan run­ners’ fees. Sec­ond, each school re­ceived a $400 Kiwanis bonus for en­rolling more than 50 in the 5K Run. Third, each school won the right to se­lect one stu­dent to re­ceive an or­thodon­tic “schol­ar­ship” gen­er­ously do­nated by Warren Orthodon­tics, lo­cated at 688 W. 400 South in Springville. Dr. Casey Warren is a mem­ber of the Kiwanis Club of Springville and a na­tive of Maple­ton. Each of those schol­ar­ships is val­ued at around $5,000.

Five other el­e­men­tary school PTAs in Springville en­tered a to­tal of 52 run­ners, and their PTAs re­ceived a to­tal of $780.

Funds for the awards came from the Kiwanis Club of Springville’s fourth an­nual Sub for Santa 5K Run last Oc­to­ber. More than 175 run­ners and walk­ers rang­ing in age from 7 to 75 gath­ered in the crisp morn­ing air at the start­ing line in the Springville High School sta­dium. Adding to the crowd were another 50 vol­un­teers from the SHS Key Club, the Kiwanis club and their fam­i­lies.

An im­por­tant fea­ture of the Kiwanis Sub for Santa 5K is the part­ner­ing with all Springville and Maple­ton el­e­men­tary school PTAs to raise funds for school needs and ben­e­fit chil­dren with a Warren Orthodon­tics “schol­ar­ship” that they could not oth­er­wise af­ford. First, all the race fees at­trib­ut­able to a run­ner’s school are given back to that PTA to ben­e­fit school pro­grams. Sec­ond, if a school en­ters at least 50 run­ners, then that school qual­i­fies for re­ceive an or­thodon­tic “schol­ar­ship,” and they also qual­ify to par­tic­i­pate in the Win­ners Cash Prize pro­vided by the Kiwanis Club of Springville.

Medals were given to the win­ners of the dif­fer­ent age groups. In ad­di­tion, more than 85 race prizes were do­nated by lo­cal mer­chants and given out to the par­tic­i­pants in a draw­ing at the end of the race.

The Kiwanis Club of Springville was char­tered in 1921 and has been serv­ing the chil­dren, youth and fam­i­lies of Springville con­tin­u­ously for 96 years. Kiwanis In­ter­na­tional is an in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts through­out the world.

The Ki­wan­ish Club of Springville presents cash awards to Sage Creek El­e­men­tary School. Pic­tured are, from left; Left to Right: Brent Hay­mond (Kiwanis board mem­ber), Larsen Boyer (Kiwanis trea­surer), Ali­son Hansen (Sage Creek prin­ci­pal), Kay­lyn Reed (Sage Creek PTA pres­i­dent) and Mike LeFevre (Kiwanis pres­i­dent).

The Ki­wan­ish Club of Springville presents cash awards to Rea­gan Academy. Pic­tured are, from left: Larsen Boyer (Kiwanis trea­surer), Mike LeFevre (Kiwanis pres­i­dent), Justin Riggs (Rea­gan Academy prin­ci­pal) and Lanny Adam­son (Rea­gan Academy as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal).

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