MOPS coordinator speaks to Kiwanians

Lisa Wesner, coordinator of Mothers of Preschoolers in Marion, spoke at Marion Kiwanis Club’s meeting Tuesday. She said the organization started as a play group for mothers with young children before joining the national Mothers of Preschoolers organization.

The group had about 25 members this year, meeting once or twice each month. Wesner said the group has child care available during meetings. They have activities and often have speakers at the meetings.

Mothers of Preschoolers has an annual fundraiser, Run For Your Momma, each August. This year the half marathon and other races will be on Aug. 9. Kiwanis is one of the sponsors of the event.

In other business, Gene Winkler reported the Kiwanis pancake feed Saturday at Chingawassa Days raised $620, down a bit from last year’s $700 total.

The club received a thank-you card from Kaelyn Thierolf, who received a Kiwanis scholarship.

Kiwanis will provide dinner for the June 26 Circles of Hope meeting.

EBH & Associates intern Colten Johnson was a guest of Andrew Brunner at the meeting. Johnson is a Marion High School graduate and architectural engineering student at Kansas State University.

 

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