October 4, 2010

A cause for celebration in Wausau

We've highlighted ice fishing and community festivals for the Wausau Noon Optimist Club on this blog. Today we recognize them for celebrating 50 years of service to their community.  According to an article in the Wausau Daily Herald, the purpose of the Wausau Noon Optimist Club is to "make the lives of Wausau youths better through fun activities ranging from the athletic to the educational."

In fact, 140 members come together to do that every week. Tony Stasney, President explained that the prevalence of technology makes the Optimist Club's work even more important. "Today, more than ever, it's important that we have things and events for kids in the community that get them out of the house," he said.

Throughout the years of service, the Wausau Noon Optimist Club has donated more than $1 million back to the community. The work with organizations like the Boys & Girls Club, sponsors the Optimist Oratorical and Essay Contests, hosts basketball tournaments, provides dictionaries to schools, and most recently held a skateboard tournament to bring children and adults together for some contemporary fun.

Congratulations and good luck in your next 50 years.

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