The Optimist Bounty Basket is going again by the Community Gardens. Produce in the basket is for anyone who can use it. If you are a gardener and have produce that you can’t use, please feel free to add to the basket!
A collection was taken up at our yard sale to help fund a carved bear for our little local hero Benny but GUESS WHAT? Sculptor Mike Newton came by to tell us he will be creating the bear FOR FREE! All monies collected will go to Benny's family to help with costs for his upcoming surgery (hospital parking, meals, etc.). Our Port Franks community also came together with a drive by parade for the little guy - complete with OPP cruisers and Fire and Rescue! We love our community.
Photo credits: Dawn Greco FG Photography
Join us at 7pm via Zoom - anyone needing help with setting up Zoom please contact us through the site's contact form, PM us over Facebook, or contact any Optimist member.
Once again, Grog's will be providing their 'Optimist Special' - phone them 519 - 243 - 2770 to order and be sure to mention you're an Optimist!
I don't know how the Easter Bunny does it!
The Ausable Port Franks Optimists dropped off over 260 chocolate and non chocolate Easter bags to Bosanquet Central Public School, Contact House and over 20 kids in Port Franks who are either preschool or home schooled.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE. ENJOY THE SUNSHINE!!
And you can CLICK HERE for a happy memory of our last pre-COVID Easter Egg Hunt - let's all stay safe, get vaccinated, and be able to do it again next year.
We've just unearthed these photos from 1986 which show our soapbox derby and construction of the community centre! Do you recognize anyone?
If you have not participated in a zoom meeting before and would like assistance, please reach out to any of your club board members or put in a request through the contact form in the menu at the top of the page. Be sure to email Karen Puzara and she will send you the invitation link.
As a special feature Tracey Huxley will be hosting a BINGO event for us. Join in on the fun!
Grog's OPTIMIST SPECIAL
(March 2nd only)
small 3 item pizza
slice of pie OR carrot cake
If you are looking for something different check out their regular menu or their deals on their Crowd Meal Deals @ Grogs.ca. Please let them know you are an Optimist when ordering. Thanks to Veronica for putting this together for us!
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