We would like to introduce you all to our local Kiwanis Club! The Kiwanis Club of Herrin was formed in 2017 and has been a proud member of the Herrin Chamber of Commerce since its inception! The main motto of Kiwanis is “Serving the children of the world”. The Kiwanis Club of Herrin’s focus is serving the children of Herrin and its surrounding communities.
The Kiwanis Club of Herrin is new and really building momentum! Their club strives to participate in events that bring families together, including their annual “Herrin Community Movie Night” at the Herrin City Park that has taken place over the last three years! There is no admission, and the phenomenal sponsors help provide free, fresh popped popcorn. They also partnered with Herrin House of Hope to provide Kiwanis Kids Birthday Boxes. They also host a fundraiser and cook out for the community during the 4th of July celebration at the Herrin Park. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Builders Club is a focus and helps the members build self-awareness as they learn their passion to serve.
As they come into their 5th year, they have contributed to various events/ requests: Williamson County Relay for Life/ Bike Raffle
HHS Flying Tiger Archery Club / HHS Lady Tigers Basketball / HHS Tiger Football
Local scholarships for Herrin students
Herrin’s Upwards Basketball program
JALC Easter egg hunt / The Salvation Army Angel Tree program
Franklin Williamson County Child Advocacy Center
Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation / Worldwide Neonatal Tetanus Eradication
A Night to Shine Prom- First Christian Church
The Kiwanis Club of Herrin finds their uniqueness in their sole focus of helping children. As their club grows, they can find more ways to make a positive impact on the children of their community. They want to help children, but also influence them to get involved and volunteer. They find value in being a Herrin Chamber member because so many of their members are because of their connection to the chamber. They find the chamber to be a vital lifeline to their club.
For more information contact their Facebook page! https://buff.ly/3sEpbL5
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Our chamber member of the week is X’s & O’s Custom Floral Design. X’s & O’s has been a member of the Herrin Chamber of Commerce for almost 3 years.
With over 11 years’ experience, X’s & O’s specializes in custom floral designs, such as wedding flowers, school dances, gifts, and floral arrangements for any special occasion. They can use any type of material for these special designs but enjoy using Sola Wood the most.
They attribute their success to client referrals and word of mouth advertising. They do also value their chamber membership that allows them to network and display their work at many events.
The biggest part of X’s & O’s business that keeps them unique is their ability to create total customization. Linda can match each color and design perfectly to the requested. She has been able to successfully meet her clients needs, from the in-depth consultation to the final delivery of the arrangements.
X’s & O’s shows their appreciation for the business given to them by donating to charity events & auctions, volunteering at events. School children and teens are especially important to Linda and she never wants a child to not be able to attend an event because the flowers are not something they can afford.
We want to say Happy New Year and thank you to each and everyone of you for your continued to support!
The Herrin Chamber of Commerce is getting back to our roots and using this year to really focus on our members, our community, and how we can give back!
We are looking forward to a banner year with bringing back so many of our beloved events! The events that have spanned lifetimes and created memories that last even longer!
For more information on HerrinFesta Italiana, please visit www.herrinfesta.com. Please feel free to visit the Chamber office and the Civic Center for assistance! Below are so helpful, quick links!
For ticket and concert information: herrinfesta.com
Calendar of events:
Carnival & Midway: