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Clarkston Area Optimist Club

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club supports “Bringing Out the Best in Youth” in Clarkston.  The club has worked for 32 years in the community to support youth activities.   The club gives funds to just about all the places that kids are studying, working or playing, including Kids Standard magazine, for book talks at North Sashabaw Elementary, the Clarkston High School and Clarkston Junior High School construction clasess, O.At.T.S., Miracle League, CHS Senior Picnic, Bailey Lake Garden, Clarkston Community Farm, Clarkston High School Apiary Club and Clarkston Junior High School Leadership.  The club has worked for three years on the children’s playground and musical section at Depot Park as well as create a skating rink for the park. 

The club has about 90 members both men and women of all ages and meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Rd.  All are welcome and members come when they can.

The Optimists  also sponsor a Student of the Year from each school in Clarkston including Everest Academy.  An Optimist Essay Contest and Oratorical contest are sponsored by the club as well as scholarship for seniors who live in the Clarkston area.  The adult club also sponsors Alpha Clubs at the elementary, a middle school and junior high school club as well as the Clarkston High School Optimist Club. 

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