July 31, 2010

Christmas in July?

As I was surfing Optimist Club Facebook pages, I found this intriguing picture of Santa Claus. There he is, the jolly old elf himself, front and center with a group of motorcycles and police officers who have his back. I had to find out more!

As it turns out, this picture was actually uploaded by Susan Messina of the Oviedo Optimist Club back in January.  She was excited about the Annual Santa Run that her Optimist Club organizes with the police department and Boys and Girls Town every Christmas. Santa and his brigade race through town with lights and sirens to deliver presents and cheer to kids at Boys and Girls Town. The Optimist Club barbecues and everyone has a wonderful time.

This might be a good time to start planning for such an event in your community.  It's a safe bet that Santa will be ready when you are!

Thank you Susan for the picture and story and for what you do to share Optimism in your community.
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