International Optimist Day

To the editor:

“International Optimist Day” is Feb. 2 and there are 2,500 clubs all over the  world with nearly 90,000 members who will be celebrating! The organization began  in New York City in 1911 and continues to spread around the world.

The Optimist Club of New Ulm began in 1997 and today boasts 35 members.

Its motto is “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and with fundraising through  their popular cheese curd sales and pull-tab money at Smiley’s they gave away  over $33,500 to local youth-centered causes in 2016!

If you’re interested in helping out the youth of our area, consider joining this  worthwhile organization by calling club president, Terry Sveine, at 354-1123.

Otherwise, we’ll see this summer at our cheese curd booth!

Terry Sveine

President

Optimist Club of New Ulm

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