Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kiwanis Club Ensures Future Of Children's Museum

The Kiwanis Club has stepped in to support the local children's museum in Cookeville, saving it from closing. The Cookeville Children's Museum will now be known as the Kiwanis Cookeville Children's Museum. According to the Herald-Citizen newspaper, Kiwanis has agreed to back the museum financially for the next four years. Susan Capron, the museum's  executive director, said the museum almost had to close this fall because of funding issues. It's been open for about three years and has had 21,000 visitors. She said the new partnership is appropriate because Kiwanis International strives to help children.