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Centennial History of Hurricane: Hurricane Area Organizations: Kiwanis Club

In 1988, The Centennial History of Hurricane, WV was published to commemorate the town’s 100th anniversary. The publication included the histories of 7 Hurricane civic organization. This week’s selection is the 5th of the these histories which were published in 1988.

Submitted by Lye Shreves

The Kiwanis Club was founded on October 10, 1984, with twenty-five charter members. The sponsoring club was West Huntington with leadership from their former Lt. Governor, Don Quisenberry.

The Service Club has had for its services, monies available for underpriviledged children to obtain jackets, shoes, sweaters, and clothing.

The club continues to grow and contribute to Hurricane and Putnam County in services for their children.

Charter members still actively involved are: Robert K. Smith, James McCoy, Sr., Bill Bartley, Father Larry Wren, E.E. Boehm, and Lyle Shreves.

Our Motto, “To Serve and We Build”, continues to foster the ideas of this great organization.

The Kiwanis Club founded the first Key Club in 1985 at Hurricane High School, with fifty-five active student members.

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