August 3, 2009

Legacy of Optimist Club service lives on

Each year the Optimist Club of Garner, North Carolina honors a beloved Optimist Club member and ensures that his legacy of serving the youth in his community lives on by awarding the Abe Wade Scholarship to area high school seniors. Receiving the award this year were Amanda Jordan and Jamie Stanton of the Garner Magnet High School. Shown with them are members of Abe Wade's family, his spouse Dena Wade, son Sammy Wade and daughter Cindy Wade.

Mr. Wade was a charter member of the Garner Optimist Club. The club has been serving the community since 1966. Optimist Clubs came together as Optimist International in 1919.

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