Cedartown Optimist Club’s annual fundraiser helps multiple organizations

The annual Ham and Egg Day fundraiser is coming up for the Cedartown Optimist Club in late April, and tickets are on sale now at several locations around town and with Optimist Club members.

Members are going to be “hamming” it up on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 7 a.m. to to 11 a.m., and includes All-You-Can-Eat for those who dine in-house at the Goodyear Civic Center.

Plates can also be taken home as well.

The annual menu includes a breakfast of scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits, and ham, with choices for coffee, soft drinks or water.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the door. Find an Optimist Club member, or visit Perfect Fit Alterations on South Main, Michelle Ruper State Farm Insurance (across from Burger King on North Main Street) and Rudy Woods Appliance on West Avenue.

Every year, the club raises at least $5,000 to help local organizations with more than 20 youth-based projects that are in need of the assistance, including the CHS Junior Optimist Club and scholarships for members graduating at the end of the year, the Summer Reading program at the Cedartown Library, CHINS (Children in Need of Services,) FERST Readers of Polk County, Graduate Polk, the Jonah Bag Backpack program and Youth Summerfest, Murphy Harpst Childrens Center, Polk County 4H and the Livestock Organization, and the Optimist Essay Contest.

The Cedartown Optimist Club was chartered on December 4, 1958 and has provided continuous service to our local youth for more than six decades.  The Cedartown Optimist Club embodies the motto of Optimist International, “Friend of Youth”, with all local club activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the accomplishment of the youth in our community.

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