Jasper Optimist Present 2018 Donations


Jasper Optimist Present 2018 Donations
Photos by Gene Berry

8/21/2018 ~ by Sue Appleton, Jasper Optimist Club, PR Chair

The Optimist Club of Jasper presented their annual donations to 15 local organizations at their two August meetings held at 61 Main Restaurant.

Each year the club holds 3 fundraisers including the annual pecan sale in November, their golf tournament in May and their Flapjack Run in June. Through these fundraisers they are able to fund numerous service projects as well as make donations to organizations that help support their mission of "bringing out the best in kids". This year these 15 organizations received over $8,000.00 in total.

On August 2 donations were made to:
Top photo L to R: Fran Bishop of Weekend Snack Program, Richard Vaughn of CARES, Sue Appleton of Pickens FERST Readers, Michele Brackin of Boys and Girls Club, Max Caylor of The Hope House, Richard Hauenstein of Youth Enrichment Program and Leslie Young of Pickens County Library.

On August 16, donations were made to:
Bottom photo L to R: Bonnie Carlton of Young Life, Erin Bleisath of ACES Youth Home, Christina Garner of 4H, Margy Lohman of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens, Tammy Hermann of Angels on Horseback, Steve Lowe of The Joy House, Dawn Wichtman of Habitat for Humanity and Ralph Barker of North Georgia Pregnancy Center.

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