Kiwanis Defining Statement
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
(There are 2 Kiwanis clubs in Scott County. The Georgetown Club sponsors the County Fair and meets every Thursday at Noon, and we are the Scott County Club and we meet every Thursday Evening at the Scott County Library)
"Thoughts on July 4, 2017 from Ann Bevins"
"The past several days’ happenings related to my role as grand marshal of the July 4 2017 parade have been a tad short of fantasy. Never would I have dreamed of the honor that Scott County Kiwanis bestowed on me. I must admit that I really enjoyed the tribute and the privilege of riding down Main Street in the historic 1947 Crosley deriving from the genius of Cincinnati’s Powell Crosley of Crosley Field, Crosley Radio, Crosley Broadcasting, and on and on.
The rain that greeted our parade was a warm glorious rain, and I was mighty grateful for the Toyota stadium umbrella that Leadership Scott County gave me a number of years back for conducting its history day. I apologize for, from time to time, allowing it to spill excess rainwater on Jim Carr, owner and driver of the Crosley and a good sport through it all.
It was a real honor to have my grandchildren Emily and Daniel Bevins and great-grandchild Josie Williams on hand to toss candy to the many children who were part of the large crowd of Scott County people who came to the parade in spite of the rain that didn’t stop.
I thank the Georgetown News-Graphic for the generous group of stories and photographs that paved the way for the day. Thank you, Amanda, James, and Mike for setting the stage to make the parade shine.
It was one great parade! Small town America at its best. The floats, vehicles, and marching units were fabulous. As the parade moved forward, we were able to pull up on Giddings/Memorial Drive to watch what was behind our number four. The Big Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution put together a fantastic float with members in perfect Early American attire distributing American flags to parade attenders. By the time their float got to the reviewing stand, the rain had turned to a sort of downpour.
Another float was put together by a wonderful “never grow old” group who employed stuffed animals of all sizes celebrating Fourth of July America. Good sized stuffed animals rode a rotating ferris wheel, apparently taking the rain in stride.
Boy Scouts (Troop 215), Cub Scouts (Pack 350), and their leaders celebrated the 107th anniversary of Scouting by providing the parade’s color guard and joining Scott County Kiwanis carrying the parade banner.
In a special place of honor was Charley Walters, World War II recipient of the Purple Heart and beloved longtime Scott County farmer – 100 years old on the Fourth of July! To the many heroes of our wars we had this opportunity to say thank you.
That Model T driven by Gene Van Meter that was sold new in 1924 in Nicholasville for $295 was a big hit, along with the new 2018 Toyota Camry. And the Tractor Association with the historic John Deeres and Charles Cutshaw with his 1948 International recalled our historic vocational origins.
Thank you, Mayor Tom Prather and by Tom’s inference County Judge Executive George Lusby, for the proclamation. Your tribute was eloquent and I thank you very very much.
It was fun at the end of the day to join all of Scott County at the edge of town school campuses and neighborhoods enjoying the huge fireworks show. With C.J. and Margaret, we could feel the vibrations from the fireworks!
I was so glad to be a part of it and thank Scott County Kiwanis for the privilege." - Ann Bevins
Serving the children of Scott County, Kentucky
The Scott County Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM at the the Scott County Library in Georgetown. Stop in and learn what we do for our community! Contact Us
The Kiwanis Club of Scott County is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Learn more about Kiwanis at www.kiwanis.org.