Richmond Kiwanis 2005 Annual Roadblock

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."

Also assisting the Kiwanis Club of Richmond were members of the petitioning chapter of the Eastern Kentucky University Circle K Club. Circle K is one of the Kiwanis sponsored youth organizations/ The EKU Circle K Club will be sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Irvine-Ravenna and Richmond.

Traffic was heavy in Richmond during the annual Richmond, KY Pottery Festival.

Ben McPherson seemed to be everywhere during the roadblock.

Bob Blythe, Richmond City Councilman and Kiwanian, and a DZ sorority girl get donations for hurricane victims.

David Harkleroad, the roadblock chair, was a tireless worker during the roadblock.


It was difficult for David Harkleroad to collect from motorcyclists as they came through in an escorted large group.

But Ben McPherson was successful in getting contributions from a smaller group of cyclists

David Harkleroad, the roadblock chair, instruct the DZ girls on how they should work the roadblock.

It was but a short time before the DZ girls were outperforming their older Kiwanis counterparts.

Mr. Hustle heads for a developing line of cars

Pretty sorority girls are a successful formula for getting contributions

Circle K university students worked alongside of local Kiwanis members


Ray DeSloover (left) had a distinctive style of encouraging potential donors. Patrick McMahon finds that hustle helps.

Teams worked the many lines of cars for contributions

Elizabeth Robinson (left photo) moves to the head of the line to make more collections

Turn DZ's loose - and they are a success

Teamwork makes for success

Both coins and folding money were the order of the day

There was a spirit of giving in Richmond

A tent was put up for workers to count contributions and to take a break from the heat of the sun.

Special thanks to the many Richmond contributors for their annual help in serving the following organizations:

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.

Special thanks this year for supporting the Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims.

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