We had a potpourri of Kiwanis members give short testimonies about themselves


We learned from Joe Bell that he used to be bigger than he is now and played football.  Now he plays Pickleball and golf, but only when the weather is warm. A modest man, Joe failed to mention that he easily rides away from the Thursday morning Kiwanis bike riders whenever they start gabbing too much. As a newly-elected town commissioner he wants to apply our motto of improving the world “one community at a time” to Topsail Beach.


We learned from Larry Bartholomew that he was a grocer who used to work for Boyce Kay before branching out on his own and then later became a home builder.


We learned from Pat Brennan that he once contemplated entering the priesthood until he met his wife.  He likes to work “behind the scene”.  But as our 2019 Kiwanian of the Year the word is out!


Photos by Jeff Wenzel, Above Topsail