Welcome to Spring City — The Town of Spring City is rich in natural resources, scenic wonders, and southern hospitality. Located in Rhea County, in Eastern Tennessee, Spring City is home to Watts Bar Lake with over 780 miles of shoreline. As part of the Cumberland Plateau, Spring City also enjoys rolling hills for your hiking pleasure. Come see what we have to offer.
Featured Volunteer Organization of the Month – Spring City Kiwanis Club
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way. For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.
The Spring City Kiwanis Club has had an ongoing outreach to help the children in their community since 1935. The club recently announced that there is going to be a big change in their club and the way they serve the community. Beginning in September, the club is changing to a 3-2-1 club format. What this means is that the club will focus their efforts on programs and community service benefiting the youth of the area, instead of sitting in meetings. The new format is to have three (3) hours per month of community service projects aimed at improving the lives of local children and youth, two (2) hours per month of social interaction with fellow members and youth-sponsored club members; and one (1)hour per month of meeting time in order to organize their service projects and communicate opportunities. Much of the club’s communication is conducted via the internet and/or text messages. This new format is ideal for those who can’t attend weekly meetings but still are interested in serving their community.
Current major projects of the Spring City Kiwanis Club include:
Christmas Food Boxes – approximately 200 families are provided a bountiful supply of perishable and non-perishable food for the Holiday season.
Bring Up Grades Honor Roll – the B.U.G Honor Roll program encourages and rewards first through fifth grade students at Spring City Elementary School with a certificate and “goody bag” if they improve at least one grade, while maintaining the rest, from one grading period to another. A’s and B’s are not necessarily required.
YUM Club – a program for Pre-K students at SCES to teach them about fruits and vegetables.
Priority One – The club gives Pre-K students at SCES books to take home and keep in hopes of encouraging a love for reading.
Key Club – a service club for students at Rhea County High School to encourage the development of leadership and good citizenship.
Scholarships – The club provides two $500 scholarships each year to deserving RCHS seniors. One for a Key Club member, and one for a student in the Career Technical Education program.
Award Plaques of Excellence – The club presents the top students in each CTE program at RCHS with a plaque for their efforts.
Service projects are limited only by the desire and funding to accomplish them. The club’s monthly meetings are held the First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of New Beginning Church, located at 141 Clinton Ave, Suite 2, next door to Piggly Wiggly. Dues are $10 per month with a new-member fee of $75 that can be paid in installments if necessary. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.