Richmond Kiwanians working the second shift of the annual roadblock and remaining for a group photos were: First row (l. to r.) Beth Thompson, Wayne Short, Dr. Kim Naugle, Bo Damrel, and George Ridings, Jr. Second row (l. to r.) Brenda Blankenship, Dr. Christ Boni, Tammy Harkleroad, David Harkleroad, Cory, Bob Blythe, Dr. Larry Bobbert and Danny Damrel. David Harkleroad, the chairman of the roadblock, announced that the proceeds from the four-hour roadblock were near $4,000. The proceeds from the 2004 roadblock was $2,220 and the 2003 roadblock was $2,133. The bulk of the roadblock funds collected were directed toward aiding the Katrina hurricane victims with $500 being allocated toward the Delta Zeta Sorority philanthropy of Better Hearing and Speech.
Many members of the Eastern Kentucky University chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority have assisted in working throughout the day at the Kiwanis Roadblock for Kids. The sorority have assisted the Kiwanis Club of Richmond at past Kiwanis Roadblocks, at annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfasts, and at Kiwanis Golf Tournaments. As a means of thanking the Delta Zeta Sorority for their ongoing assistance Richmond Kiwanians have sponsored a DZ web site in association with their web site and provided a $500 contribution to the Delta Zeta national philanthropy of Better Hearing and Speech (which also happens to be the emphasis of the Kiwanis Kentucky-Tennessee District Foundation). The Foundation supports 15 national scholarships and gives grants each year to Gallaudet University and to the House Ear Institute. Gallaudet University is the only four-year accredited school for the deaf in the world. DZ has greatly assisted with the Gallaudet's dance troupe. Ruth Thomas, a former DZ Foundation President, left provisions in her will that allowed Gallaudet to build a new dance studio, which they named "The Delta Zeta Performing Arts Center." The House Ear Institute is a non-profit facility that specializes in the middle ear research. Surgeons come from all over the world to train here and no fees are charged. The DZ Foundation also has furnished a new parent's resource room at the House Ear Institute and it is named "'The Delta Zeta Parent' Resource Library."
4-H Camp Scholarship, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Children's Champions, Crusade for Children, Educational Talent Search, Iodine Deficiency Disorder Project, Make A Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Model School Key Club, Pop Warner Little Scholar Football and Cheerleaders League, Project Graduation, Reading is Fundamental, Richmond Little League, Salvation Army Angle Tree, Scholarships for Outstanding Graduates of Model High School, Madison Central High School and 4-H, Special Olympics, and YMCA.
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