Sunrise director speaks to Danville Kiwanis

Published 6:26 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

News release
Brian Shannon, the director of advancement for Sunrise Children’s Services in Kentucky’s Southern Region based in Somerset, was the speaker at The Kiwanis Club of Danville’s lunch program on Thursday, June 14.
Brian reminded the group that Sunrise has actually been changing the lives of hurting children since the year 1869. Fully licensed as a behavioral health service organization, Sunrise was formerly known as Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children. Its mission is to provide care and hope for hurting Kentucky families and children through Christ-centered ministries.
More information about how community members can support Sunrise is available online at Donations can be made at or by calling (855) 334-2273.
Mimi Becker
The Kiwanis Club of Danville’s lunch program on Thursday, June 7, featured a presentation by Mimi Becker, executive director of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County. Mimi shared some background about the founding of the commission, as well as its mission, current endeavors and future goals.

Mimi Becker speaking to Kiwanis

Founded in 1998, the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County supports area artists in many ways. The prime goal is to make sure that youth are at least part of the focus. That may be through scholarships, grants, developing new programs or encouraging emerging artists and established artists. Examples of programs are exhibits, gallery hops, fundraising events, plays, musicals and art fairs.
Art can be anything from visual art, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, and architecture. Many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts are the applied, arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art.
To learn more, visit, call (859) 236-2361 ext. 111, or email
Elizabeth Chunglo
The guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Danville on Thursday, May 24, was Elizabeth Chunglo.
Chunglo is the education coordinator/technician for the Boyle County Conservation District, which has been serving the residents of Boyle County since 1946. The district was organized by the community for the purpose of promoting and encouraging, by voluntary means, the wise use, management and general conservation of our most important natural resources: soil, water, air, woodland, and wildlife.

Elizabeth Chunglo speaking to Kiwanis

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