WEDDINGTON – Monroe Middle School nurse Kathie Fenner saw many students who were not adequately dressing for colder weather. She reached out to the Weddington Optimist Cub seeking donations of sweatshirts.
“Ms. Fenner was very sincere and concerned about her middles school students when she contacted me,” said Bill Deter, Optimist Club president. “I told her I would get with our membership and see what we could do”.
Within 10 days, Optimists put together a plan, reached out to their contacts and provided 132 sweatshirts of assorted sizes and colors to meet the needs of students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
“We are a service organization serving our community and our motto is ‘Friend of Youth,’” Deter said.
The Weddington Optimist Club has been active in the community since 1980. Members have held essay and oratorical contests, computer scholarships, Breakfast with Santa and a Most Improved Student party.
On the web: www.weddington-optimist.org