Frankfort Civitan Club celebrating 50 years

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The Frankfort Civitan Club is marking 50 years of community service with an anniversary celebration Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at the Frankfort Plant Board Club House.  All former and current Frankfort Civitan Club members are invited.

Since May 22, 1962, the club has been helping others in Frankfort through fundraisers and local charity projects. Some 30 men joined the club that day 50 years ago and the club is still going strong.

Members of the club, known as “Civitans,” volunteer regularly to help others in the community through a range of charity projects. Some of these programs include the annual golf tournament that helps support the Golf Program for Special Olympics Kentucky; playing bingo with the residents at Stewart Home School; roadblocks to raise money for projects; and adopting families for Christmas.

The Club meets on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Office Pub and Deli. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.  For information about joining the club, call Julie Ryan at 352-1400.

Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs with roughly 40,000 members across four continents. Each club works to help others and fulfill needs in their community, with a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

Civitans also continue this mission through fundraising for the UAB Civitan International Research Center, a world-class medical facility dedicated to researching developmental disabilities and other cognitive disorders. For more information, visit civitan.net/frankfortky/.

 

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