April 20, 2010

Clean-up effort on the Lewis River

The Optimist Club of Vancouver owns a 42-acre youth retreat along the Lewis River in Washington.  It is a rural setting just outside of an urban area.  Like most rural settings, if you aren't living on them, out of sight means out of mind.

While the Optimist Club owns the camp, they are not the ones who use it and while they were busy doing other Optimist programs, it became overgrown. When elected as president, Gay Enyeart said, "No more.  This camp is an asset for us and the community, let's clean it up."

Cleaning up the camp is just what the Optimist Club is doing!  For several weekends they have been working at the camp.  They have enlisted the help of the Mentors of Boys (MOB) Junior Optimist Club and are now inviting the public to join them in their final efforts.  If you live or travel to the Vancouver, WA area, please come out on May 8 and give a couple hours of time to this clean-up effort.

The MOB is also collecting tools and supplies for the project.  Please enlarge the flyer for more details.  For more information, please contact Gay Enyeart.


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