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Dougherty Kiwanis makes gifts to local organizations

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Written by David Shivers

Albany, Ga - At a time when it is most needed, Sowega Council on Aging got a funding infusion with a $1,000 donation from the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County on April 8. The gift will help the agency with community programs such as Meals on Wheels, which the club also supports by doing manning a meal delivery route two days a week. Sowega Council executive director Kay Hind (right), who is shown accepting the check from club president Gail Carter, acknowledged the check gratefully, saying that in the wake of federal sequestration budget cutbacks, “We need it now more than ever.”

For the past three years or so, the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County has supported education in Dougherty County by working with Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany to sponsor the Bring Up Grades (BUG) program for students. The club has sponsored awards and reward parties for students who met the achievement criteria each grading period, but on April 8 it also stepped forward with a financial contribution to the Boys & Girls Clubs to help with purchasing supplies for the program. B&G Clubs executive director (and Kiwanis DoCo member) Ed Deming is shown accepting a check for $500 from Kiwanis DoCo president Gail Carter.

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