Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance topic for Noon Kiwanis meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Marshalltown “Noon” held its weekly luncheon meeting Tuesday at the American Legion Hall, 1301 South Sixth Street.

President Linda Dodd Smith called the meeting to order. Gene Neven read the news and then introduced Bill Patten from Clemons as his guest.

Tom Lloyd, Lt Gov. of Kiwanis Division 10 of the Nebraska/Iowa District and his wife Edith were introduced as guests of the club. Lloyd noted that Kiwanis will focus on families and membership. The invocation was lead by Rev. Tom Lloyd.

Happy Dollars was donated by Deane Adams, Bill Patten and Linda Dodd Smith.

Gene Neven introduced Mary Giese who spoke about the Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance. With a goal of promoting public art in the community they have partnered with the 13th Street District to place a sculpture called “Echo” by Bruce White near the West End Park.

The alliance has applied for a grant that will be used to fund several local projects and Marshalltown will be listed as a “Great Place.” Giese said art is for everyone and will be enjoyed by alliance members, affiliates, businesses and supporters.

Donations of $11 were collected for the Under Privileged Children’s Fund.

If a high traffic Marshalltown business would like to have a Kiwanis Gumball Machine placed in their place of business, call 641-485-2087.

Anyone in the community wishing information about Kiwanis is invited to attend a regular Tuesday meeting or visit