Optimist Club of Gettysburg Christmas Celebration Party December 13, 2017

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory. The Refectory was decorated in the Christmas spirit.

A fantastic Christmas dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff’s Catering.

President Dan Mattern welcomed (31) members and guests along with (8) children. Wayne Hill opened the evening with the invocation. Dinner was served.

Evening Agenda:

Members of our Gettysburg HS Orchestra provided us with beautiful Christmas music before dinner. Dan presented the orchestra with a check for ($500.00)

After dinner Kris and Mindy Accardi provided a craft table for all children.

President Dan then announced if we would sing out loud enough we might be able to lure Santa Claus to visit with us. Wayne then jumped at the opportunity to lead all the children and adults in singing Christmas Carols. To our surprise Santa Claus appeared and all of our children had the chance to sit on Santa’s knee and received a gift. It was a great night for all.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing 12/21/17
  • Next Optimist meeting @ Gettysburg Seminary Refectory 01/03/2018
  • Optimist Basketball starts 01/06, see our website for registration information
  • 3/24/18 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser @ Gettysburg Fire Hall, call Stacey for tickets
  • 5/17/18 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary