2010-12-30 / News

Optimist Club gives $7,500+ to local programs for youth

The Optimist Club of Washington, Georgia has announced the completion of another successful club year during which it donated over $7,300 for the benefit of local youth. During the past year, the local Optimists held three successful fundraisers – a shotgun raffle, the annual Friend of Youth auction and barbecue, and the annual Christmas tree sales.

The money that was raised from these events provided funds for the club’s many youth-oriented service projects, programs, events, organizations, and causes. Some of those service projects include Washington-Wilkes Little League, Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics, W-WMS Oratorical Contest, Mary Willis Library Vacation Reading Program, Wilkes County 4-H, WWES/ W-WPS DELTA Program, Salvation Army Camp, Farm Safety Camp, Wilkes County Young Farmers, Boy Scouts of America, BLUE for Kids, Georgia TASC, T.J. and Friends Cancer Foundation, Camp New Ford, McGill-Woodruff Ag Center building fund, W-W Chamber of Commerce annual fireworks show, Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (local tournament sponsorship), and others. In ad- dition, four Wilkes County students each received a $500 scholarship toward their further education.

Club President Kyle Brown expressed his appreciation to everyone who participated in these annual fund-raisers. He also thanked all local club members for their membership, loyalty, attendance, and participation.

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