ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY – Tom Clinton

Since 1989 the Weddington Optimist Club has participated in the NC Adopt-A-Highway Program by picking up litter and trash along two miles of Hwy 84 where Optimist Park is located.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Rick Beaulieu

Every December the Weddington Optimist Club serves an all you can eat pancake breakfast for families that also includes crafts and pictures with Santa.

CHRISTMAS TREES – Dave Arone

Since 1980 the Weddington Optimist Club has been selling Christmas trees as a fund raising activity. Profits are used to support community service projects.

COMPUTER SCHOLARSHIP – Milton Sheffield

The Weddington Optimist Club started this program in 1989. Today, one deserving graduating student from every Union county high school (11) qualifies for these scholarships.

ESSAY CONTEST – Bruce Sterrett

The Weddington Optimist Club conducts competitions for youth under 19 in the 10th, 11th & 12th grades. These 700-800 word essays can earn a $2,500 college scholarship at the District competition.

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Dale & Sandy Whitney

This is an annual fund raising activity for the Weddington Optimist Club. Funds are used to support youth programs in our community.

CHRISTMAS FAMILIES – Ron Stamey

Each Christmas the Weddington Optimist Club provides gifts, clothing & food to one or two deserving families in Union county to insure they have a happy and joyful Christmas.

ORATORICAL CONTEST – Dave Arone

Middle and high school students under age 19, give a 4-5 minute speech on a given topic. District level winners qualify for a $2,500 college scholarship.

IMPROVED STUDENT PARTY –

The Weddington Optimist Club recognizes students from 3rd-5th grades from all Union county schools who are selected by their teachers/counselors as making efforts to improve themselves during the school year.