Optimist Day brings hope to community

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Optimist Club of Jasper invites community members to celebrate Optimist Day on Thursday.

With the global pandemic continuing to affect the lives of people around the world, Optimists are choosing Optimism. “Now more than ever, we recognize the need to choose optimism,” said Optimist Club President Austin Budell. “Our number one priority is helping children in our community.”

Optimist members continue to find optimism by reciting the Optimist Creed. The Creed is nearly a century old but holds great importance. It is a promise that one makes to themselves to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to everyone you meet; and to press on to the greater achievements of the future, among other things.

The Optimist Club of Jasper is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and has been supporting local youth since 1976. Programs and service projects that the Club is involved in include the Strassenfest parade, The Avenue of Flags Program and the monthly special needs program, along with many other youth and community service activities.

Optimist International has nearly 70,000 adult and youth members in about 2,500 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Youth, in our Communities, and in Ourselves,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year.

To learn more about Optimist International, visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org. Also visit the Optimist Club of Jasper Facebook page for more information regarding the local club.

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