Kiwanis has a new drop box

Aug 17th, 2017 by Val White
Caloosa Belle

The LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store prides themselves on giving back. All of the proceeds collected from the sales at the local thrift shop go right back into the community through support of schools, the library, sponsored youth programs and the scholarship fund set up for graduating seniors.

The thrift store itself is an extension of the efforts of the Kiwanis Club which has a rich history of altruism. The shop is manned by three full time and two part time staff and the remaining efforts are provided by local volunteers and individuals giving community service hours, all of whom take a lot of pride in the service they provide to our town. I recently met with a few of these service oriented people at the Kiwanis thrift store including the 2017-2018 President of LaBelle Kiwanis, Sue Williams (who has been a long time member of the Kiwanis), Margaret England who is the Chair of the Thrift Store committee, and Justin Roadcap who has been working as manager of the thrift store since February of this year, and they told me all of the improvements they've been implementing and even more in store for the upcoming year. If you've been in LaBelle for any length of time you're surely familiar with the hole in the wall (literally) that was the donation drop off location for after hour drop offs at the thrift store. They have recently replaced the hole in the wall with a new drop box which will tremendously help to protect the donations left after hours. The Kiwanis Thrift Store is so very appreciative of the generosity of the people in the community for all the donations they have given and they would love to extend the invitation to give back to everyone looking to donate any items that they have outgrown.

New Thrift Store Manager

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle welcomes Justin Roadcap as the new manager for the LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store
Justin moved to LaBelle last July from Waynesboro, VA in the Shenandoah Valley to fulfill his role as the Associate Pastor at Bethel Holiness Church. He and his wife Cathy have four children (Caleb 13, Ethan 8, Josh 6, Faith 3), Justin started managing the Kiwanis Thrift Store in February and he says that he loves being able to work with the community. Justin has a kind word for everyone and hopes folks will stop by the thrift store to say hello and to check out some of the monthly specials at the store.

Pictured: Left Kiwanis Club of LaBelle President Tim Holland and Right Justin Roadcap, Kiwanis Thrift Store Manager

September 20, 2016

Kiwanis Aktion Club Chartered In LaBelle

Pictured back row: Mary Pringle, Advisor, Tim Holland, LaBelle Kiwanis President, Stewart Ross, 2016-17 Lt Governor. Middle Row: Josh Goulet, Jessica Browning, VP and Natalie Linares, Assistant Advisor. Front Row: Harley Pringle, Kaitlyn Pringle, Secretary, Steven Brettell, Treasurer, Champage Haughton, President, and Haley Mitchell. absent members; Alyssa Pringle and Jeremy Talbott.

LABELLE, FL. -- The AKTION Club was newly Chartered at the Kiwanis Installation Dinner. The AKTION Club is the Kiwanis organization for Adults with special needs, 18 years and older, and there is no upper age limit.

Many students attended the Kiwanis Installation of Officers for the upcoming year, 2016-'17.

The club is planning local volunteer projects and appearing in local events.

For more information or to visit or join the new local club, call or text Mary at 239-872-4778.