Bartlett Kiwanis Club celebrates 25th anniversary

Sandra Gallagher and Larry Hilbun were among the many Bartlett Kiwanis members who attended the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration. Courtesy photos.

Bartlett Kiwanis celebrated its25th anniversary with an evening in the Quail Ridge Golf Course dining room earlier this month. The meal was catered by Youth Villages “Food with Class,” complete with three main courses and an array of hors d’oeuvres.

The Youth Villages “Food with Class” program catered the event, including three main courses and an array of hors d’oeuvres. Bartlett Kiwanis member Sandra Gallagher said, “We would recommend these very affordable and professional young men for any group or event.”

In attendance were Kiwanis District Governor Eva Abate and her husband, V.J. (for the Louisiana, Mississippi and West Tennessee district); Lt. Governor of Division 1-C, Tom Tompkins and wife, Cheryl; Bill Boyd, member of Memphis Kiwanis and original sponsor, with his wife, Regina; and many past and present Kiwanis officers and members, as well as several distinguished guests, including students from Overton High School.

Bartlett Elementary School students created the place mats for the dinner.

The keynote speaker was Sgt. Len Edwards, executive director of Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC). Edwards is retired from the Memphis Police Department and is a member of the Bartlett Kiwanis Club.

Germantown residents were represented at the gala. Seated, from left, are Paddy Harris, president of Germantown Kiwanis; and Cheryl and Tom Tompkins, Germantown Kiwanis.