Richmond Kiwanis 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 Bobbert

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 left.

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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