On Thursday, August 7, five of 12 donations were awarded to local organizations that support the mission of the Optimist Club of Jasper: “Bringing out the best in kids!” These organizations provide resources and services to the children of our county and we commend them for the work that they do. We indeed live in a Caring Community!
Money raised by the Optimist Club of Jasper throughout the year with their 3 major fundraisers: Pecan Sales in November, the 5K Flapjack Run in April and the annual Golf Tournament in May provides funds for our annual scholarships plus money for donations to local child-oriented organizations. Earlier this year, the club provided a donation to the Pickens County Library to fund their summer programs for children.
At this recent club meeting, the following organizations received donations from the club:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of North Georgia
- Hope House of North Georgia
- Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
- Prevent Child Abuse/Pickens
On Thursday, August 21 the club will hold their second meeting of the month at 7:00 AM at Last Catch Seafood Restaurant when another six donations will be distributed. Guests are very welcome as are new members. Please join us to see the good work that the Optimist Club of Jasper does in our community.
By Sue Appleton/Secretary