Club Participates in Safety City Ground Breaking
Following the ceremony five members of the Richmond
Kiwanis Club posed with an architectural design of the Madison
County Safety City. Included in the photo are (l. to r.) Danny
Damrel, secretary; Dr. Robert Nayle; Brenda Blankenship,
treasurer; Dr. Glen Kleine, president; and Dr. Larry
One of the principal individuals involved in the design
and approval of Safety City was Phillis
Adams, Head Start Director for Kentucky River Foothills
and the Children - Priority One Chairman for the Richmond Kiwanis
Club. She took Maj. Kirby to an existing Safety City and planted
the seed for its development. Behind Phillis is a billboard reading
"Make Every Day Special for Children." Those signs around
Madison County are another or her projects, and one that has the
financial support of the Richmond Kiwanis Club.
A variety of agencies in Madison County were represented
at the ground breaking for the Madison County Safety City project
scheduled to be completed next June. Included in the group was
the Madison County Judge Executive Kent Clark, and both the Berea
and Richmond city majors. Dr. Glen Kleine, President of
the Richmond Kiwanis Club, is seen wielding a shovel second from
Some of the Kiwanians attending the ground breaking
were (l. to r.) Brenda Blankenship, treasurer of the Richmond
Kiwanis Club; Maj. Butch Kirby who is in charge of the
Safety City project for the Madison County Fire Department; Dr.
Robert Nayle, member; Dr. Larry Bobbert, member and
Phillis Adams, Children - Priority One Chairman for the
Richmond Kiwanis Club.
Prior to the ceremony remarks were given by the Fire
Chief, the local mayors and the school superintendent.
Those participating in the ceremony listed to the remarks
before the actual ground breaking.
In January, 2003 Phyllis Adams
and Major Butch Kirby first reported to the Richmond Kiwanis
Club on the development of Safety City for Madison County and
discussed the role that Kiwanis might play in this important new
facility for children.
Safety Cities are
developing in many communities across the United States. Click
on the photos below to learn more about Safety Cities
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