Optimist Club of Jasper

Optimist Club of Jasper
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We're (almost) nuts!

Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper sells FRESH pecans straight from the south Georgia pecan groves during November and December.  We guarantee that they are this year’s crop!  These pecans are perfect for your Thanksgiving baking and Christmas giving.   Each 12 OZ. bag of pecan halves sells for $8.00. They are to be delivered to us the first week of November to ensure that they are fresh from the trees!

The mission of the Optimists is “to bring out the best in kids” and the funds raised are used here in Pickens County to help the North Georgia Boys and Girls Clubs, the summer children’s programs at Pickens County Library, the Joy House, CARES, Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, Prevent Child Abuse Pickens, Weekend Snack Program in the schools, the Hope House, Pickens County 4-H, ACES and more!  Other programs supported by this fundraiser include our annual Oratorical Contest, our annual Essay Contest and our annual Respect for the Law breakfast.  Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper holds the STAR Banquet that recognizes the top high school seniors and their STAR teachers..

Where can you find these delicious pecans and help Pickens County kids?  You can purchase them at Garner Ace Hardware, Marble Hill Ace Hardware, United Community Bank, Bank of North Georgia, both Renasant Banks, both Community Banks of Pickens County, Shaw Supply, R and R Trikes, Falcon Physical Therapy, Pickens Progress, Parish Lowrie State Farm and more.  Also, all of our club members will have them available!  Cash or checks made out to Optimist Club of Jasper.

If you wish to order 1/2 case (16 bags) or an entire case (32 bags) contact Sue Appleton at jsappleton@windstream.net or 706-692-9755 and we will get them delivered to you (cash/check on delivery).

Monday, October 19, 2015

Coming Soon!


$8.00 PER 12 OZ. BAG

Optimist Club of Jasper Pecan Sales support the following:

Pickens County Library/Summer Children’s Programs
North Georgia Boys & Girls Clubs of Pickens County
STAR Banquet & Student Scholarships 
The Joy House of Jasper
Youth Citizenship Awards
Youth Enrichment Programs
Respect for Law Breakfast
Oratorical and Essay Contests 
Prevent Child Abuse Pickens
The Hope House
Pickens County Young Life
Weekend Snack Program
Appalachian Children's Emergency Shelter (ACES)
4-H Programs/Pickens County
The Good Shepherd Ranch


Monday, October 5, 2015

New Year, New Members!

By Sue Appleton/Secretary

The Optimist Club of Jasper kicked off their new club year at their regular meeting on October 1, 2015 at Last Catch Seafood Restaurant.   Dave Slade, club president for 2015-2016, presented Past President, Larry Starr, with a plaque in appreciation for his time and efforts in leading the club during the past year.  Larry Starr then presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Matt Moore for his years of service to the club as a Director on the board.  

One of the highlights of this meeting was the induction of two new members to the club:  Brooke Rose,  sponsored by Susan White, and Barbara Ress, sponsored by Jack Hollis, will make great Optimists and will be great assets to the club.  

Dave Slade then outlined the projects and plans for the club year and encouraged all to get involved on one of the committees.   Two upcoming projects include the Feed the Dragons dinner for the PHS football team on October 30th with leadership being provided by Michele Brackin.  Sue Appleton announced that the pecans "are still on the tree" but will be arriving at the beginning of November and asked members to provide her input at the next meeting of how many bags they will need.  Pecans will also be sold at various locations around the county including Community Bank of Pickens County, Garner Ace Hardware, Marble Hill Ace Hardware, Renasant Banks, United Community Bank, Bank of North Georgia and more!   More information will be provided the public soon about how to purchase these FRESH Georgia pecan halves!

The Optimist Club of Jasper works tirelessly to help "bring out the best in kids".  To learn more about the club visit the club website at www.jasperoptimist.blogspot.com and "like" us on Facebook by searching for Optimist Club of Jasper GA.   Get involved!  Come join us at our next meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 AM at Last Catch.  Guests and new members always welcome!

Caption for photo:  L. to R:  Dave Slade, Club President, welcomes Brooke Rose with her sponsor Susan White and Barbara Ress with her sponsor to Jack Hollis to the fellowship of Optimists!