The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Refectory. The Refectory was decorated in the Christmas spirit.

A fantastic dinner was prepared by Biggerstaff Catering.

President Brian Skidmore welcomed (34) members and guests along with (12) children. Joe Mac Dowell opened our evening with the invocation. Dinner was served.

Evening Agenda

  1. Members of our Gettysburg High School Orchestra provided us with beautiful Christmas music before dinner. Brian presented the orchestra with a check for ($500.00).
  2. After dinner Kris and Mindy Accardi provided a craft table for all children.
  3. President Brian then challenged those in attendance with Christmas trivia and prize gifts for the winners.
  4. The children, members and guests were led in singing Christmas carols by Wayne in hopes that if Saint Nicholas was making a pre-practice Christmas run he might here us and stop to visit. To our surprise Santa Claus did make a splashing appearance and all of the children had the chance to meet with Santa and receive a gift. Once again it was a great night for all.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 12-20-18 Christmas Salvation Army bell ringing
  • 1-2-2019 Optimist Meeting @ Gettysburg Seminary Refectory
  • 1-5-2019 Optimist Basketball begins, see our website for registration information
  • 3-16-2019 Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser @ Gettysburg Fire Hall, tickets $40/person
  • 5-16-2019 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg

Respectfully Submitted, Daryl Aurand, Secretary

For pictures of the event, click here.