Optimist Club of Jasper

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Optimist Club of Jasper Donations: Round Two!

The Optimist Club of Jasper continued their annual donations to Pickens County organizations at their regular meeting on August 21 at Last Catch Seafood restaurant.

Each of the organizations that receive donations from the local Optimist Club meets the mission of Optimist International of “bringing out the best in kids”.  At the first meeting of the month, five organizations received checks.  At the August 21 meeting, six additional organizations also received donations.

            Appalachian Children’s Emergency Shelter (ACES)

            CARES (Community Assistance Resources and Emergency Services)

            Good Shepherd Ranch

            Joy House

            Youth Enrichment Program of Pickens County

            Young Life of Pickens County


Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper holds 3 fundraisers including Pecan sales in November, the 5K Flapjack Run in April and the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament in May.  Through the hard work of the club members and the support of the community, we are able to fund many child-oriented organizations in our community plus provide scholarships and fund awards for our annual Oratorical and Essay Contests as well.

L to R:  Jim Kirk, Optimist president, Sandra Wright (ACES), Derwin Anderson (Good Shepherd Ranch), Steve Lowe (Joy House) Gene Barry (CARES), Larry Starr (CARES), Dave Harper (Youth Enrichment Program)

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