Sunday, September 20, 2020

Kiwanis Terrific Kids

This week’s Terrific Kids along with their parents. Left to right: April Cantu (TBE), Benjamin Celestin (M), Lynia Pierre (M), Mary Vale (TBE) and Mercedes Reyes (M). Ryenn Hart from TBE was not present. Submitted

This week’s Terrific Kids along with their parents. Left to right: April Cantu (TBE), Benjamin Celestin (M), Lynia Pierre (M), Mary Vale (TBE) and Mercedes Reyes (M). Ryenn Hart from TBE was not present. Submitted

The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island honored 6 children from Manatee Elementary School and Tommie Barfield Elementary School with the Terrific Kid award. Kiwanian Gayle Thawley asked each child what influenced them to become Terrific Kids. All of them answered quickly that it was their teachers. Future career choices ranged from helping animals to doctors to artists.

The winner of the 50/50 drawing held on December 22, 2010, was Kyle Leonia from Marco. The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island could not reach him before as he was

Kyle with his family, his parents Teresa and Keith, and Jeff, his brother. Left is Kiwanis Club President John Coff. Submitted

Kyle with his family, his parents Teresa and Keith, and Jeff, his brother. Left is Kiwanis Club President John Coff. Submitted

in NYC and was snowed in. The family wound up driving home.

It is because of the generosity of the people of Marco Island, visitors and business owners that the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island is able to provide support to our children. Thank you to everyone that buys the raffle tickets, attends the Car Show (February 13, 2011) and the Seafood Festival (March 26 & 27) and contributes to the goal of the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island “Serve the children of the world, one child at a time.”

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