The Cedartown Optimist Club pulled out all the stops and served customers at curbside in front of the Goodyear Civic Center in Cedartown on Saturday morning, helping to raise money for a lot of positive local causes in the process.

Usually, the club hosts breakfast in-person as a fundraiser for several organizations on Ham and Egg Day, but the 2021 edition was takeout-only and allowing the club some space to spread out and make boxes for patron.

The money raised through ticket sales for the breakfast and thanks to donations from several individuals and organizations will benefit Boy Scouts Troop 21, the Cedartown High School Junior Optimist Club, the library’s Summer Reading Program, the annual Optimist Club Essay Contest for youth, Ferst Readers of Polk County, local foster parents, Graduate Polk, the Jonah Bag Backpack Program, the annual Optimist Junior Golf Tournament, scholarships for Junior Optimists, Murphy Harpst Children’s Center, Polk Family Connection’s annual Teen Maze, the 4-H program, the Livestock organization and Youth Summerfest.

Sponsors at the gold level included Benefield Construction, CedarChem, Coosa Valley Credit Union, Dingler Motor Company and LiveWire Surplus, Duffey Southeast Construction, the Farmer’s Store and Minge Septic Service, Gammage Funeral Home, J&C Heating and Air, Main Street Realtors and The West Cinema, Meadow Lakes Golf Course, Polk County Public Service, Polk County Water Authority, Rudy Woods Appliance and Home Furnishings, Smith and Miller Funeral Home, Tanner Service Company, Trammell Lawn Care and Roll-off and Southcrest Bank.

Silver sponsors included ASegura Insurance, Casabury Home, Cedarstream, Judge Jean Crane, Croker’s Hardware, Foundations Orthodontics, County Commissioner Ray Carter and Tuck Auction Services. Bronze level sponsors also included Steve Austin, Cedar Valley Container, Coosa Dental Associates, Hicks Lawn Care, Hometown Nutrition, Jasper and Jade Boutique, 104.9 FM The Rebel, Peach State Ford, Pirkle’s Deli, Polk Vetinary Care, Precious Paws, Donnie and Jody Smith, Southern Sass Boutique and Twice the Ice.

Materials and supplies were provided by The Avenue, Captain D’s, Dollar General, Home Depot, Kroger, Lively’s BBQ, Shorter University, Southeastern Mills and Zorba’s.

The Cedartown Optimist Club was chartered in 1958 and has provided continued service to local youth for more than six decades. Find additional information on the club’s Facebook page.

They meet the first and third Thursday of the month for breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Goodyear Civic Center in Cedartown.

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