Tomlinson speaks to Kiwanians

by | July 23, 2018 6:08 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, July 10, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Jim Clapham presiding. Twenty-four members attended.
   The program for the evening was hosted by Wanda Ellis, who introduced Ken Tomlinson, owner of Tomlinson Funeral Home and committee chairman of the Herrington Homestead. During his time at the meeting, Tomlinson discussed the Vital ICE program sponsored by his funeral home. Vital ICE provides an app for smartphones which lists important medicinal information such as users’ blood types, allergies, medications, medical histories, and emergency contacts. The information can be used by first responders, emergency medical system personnel, 911 operators, and doctors who assist in emergency situations. The service is free by entering “3691” on devices trying to download the app.
   In addition, the funeral director spoke about the Herrington Homestead, praising the Kiwanis Club’s mentoring and tutoring program in the midst of his spiel. Tomlinson noted that there are 12 children at the homestead, five of whom made honor roll this year. All students, Tomlinson stated, have at least…

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