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Tim Sutton guest speaker at Kiwanis meeting Tuesday

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a Kiwanis member who is a high school and college basketball referee, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.

Kiwanis member Tim Sutton has officiated high school and college basketball games for over 20 years. He told the club he’s been a ref at over 3-thousand games during his career, running up and down the court the equivalent of 900 miles and averaging 3 miles of running per game.

Sutton went thru the process of being a basketball referee at a game, from well before the jump ball gets thrown, to what he does after the game is over.

Sutton added that the Illinois High School Association, who recruits and registers high school referees, is seeing an extreme shortage for varsity basketball games this year.

The Kiwanis Club announced that planning is going on towards their annual Pancake and Sausage Day on Saturday, April 30th at the Taylorville Moose Lodge, with both in-

person seating and drive- thru service available.

And, the Kiwanis Club learned that the Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club will be holding a Color Run on April 16th.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to

TAYLORVILLE — Kiwanis member and basketball referee Tim Sutton was guest speaker at Tuesday’s Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting.

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