GOOD FOR YOU: Kiwanis Club Tour raises $3,600 for WHS scholarships
September 24, 2012
The Kiwanis Club of Windsor once again came up big for the students at Windsor High School.
Kiwanis Club member Liz Meyer said the students of the Windsor High School Class of 2013 should have something extra to cheer about due to the efforts of the club's second annual Garden and Landscape Tour on Aug. 11.
"This year's Kiwanis Club of Windsor Garden Tour netted about twice as much as the inaugural tour in 2011, which translates into more scholarships, both academic and trade school, for WHS graduating seniors," Meyer said.
The club netted $3,600 this year.
"Those attending the tour enjoyed seeing eight beautifully landscaped private gardens as well as the Treasure Island demonstration garden, and visiting with homeowners, master gardeners, beekeepers and nursery representatives," Meyer said.
Meyer added that many area business showed their support by advertising in the brochure/ticket, with several also offering significant discounts.
Meyer said tour-goers were able to get ideas and information for their own gardens. She said the tour featured an outdoor kitchen, a pond, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, a fire pit, outdoor sitting rooms.
Meyer said homeowners worked through the summer keeping their yards looking beautiful and were very gracious to all those visiting.
"The club is now looking for gardens for next year's garden tour (Aug. 10, 2013), as well as for decorated homes for the annual Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 9.
The Holiday Home Tour is another fundraiser for students' scholarships.
Call (970) 686-9594 if interested in participating in either tour or if you would like to suggest someone who might be.
The Kiwanis Club of Windsor funds scholarships and the robotics programs in Windsor schools, cosponsors the NCMC Bloodmobile's visits, assists with the alternative Halloween party at the recreation center, and sponsors the WHS Key Club.
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Congratulations to Navy Seaman recruit Tammy R. Gourd, daughter of Tammy and Jeremy Gourd of Severance, who recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Gourd is a 2012 graduate of Windsor High School.
During the eight-week program, Gourd completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations."
According to a news release, this exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.