Optimist Club of Gettysburg

Contact: Gettysburg Optimist Club                                                                  Tel: 717-220-3416 Optimist

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Gettysburg Optimist Club to Make Special Announcement at this Year’s Oyster & Shrimp Feed

Each spring in Gettysburg a popular tradition of good food, beverage and comradery takes place. The Gettysburg Optimist Club Oyster & Shrimp Feed (Feed) is an annual event that causes hundreds of seafood lovers from the surrounding area to gather together to enjoy a wide selection of seafood offerings with friends and family. The Feed is held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Gettysburg Fire Hall. The all you can eat menu includes oysters (steamed, raw, stewed and fried), steamed shrimp, baked ham and a large variety of beverages, desserts and accompaniments. Tickets are selling fast but are still available online or from any Optimist Club member. The cost is $40.00 per person with all proceeds going to support the more than 15 Gettysburg Optimist Club youth projects that are offered though out the community each year.

This year’s Feed is being held in memory of Clyde E. Williams Jr., who for more than fifty years dedicated his time, efforts and talents to “Bringing out the Best in Kids” through Optimism. From the very beginning of the Clubs Charter in 1958, Clyde worked with his fellow members to support the youth of this community through the more than 15 Optimist Club youth programs. He was a respected friend, mentor and an inspiration to his community and his fellow Club members.

At this year’s Feed, the Gettysburg Optimist Club will announce a special memorial dedication to Clyde in recognition to his long-time service on behalf of generations of Gettysburg youth.

Wayne Hill, Sr. Oyster & Shrimp Feed Chairperson says, “The Annual Optimist Club Oyster & Shrimp Feed has been a favorite event for members and their hungry supporters for decades. The proceeds from this very popular event are essential to continuing the important work of the Optimist Club throughout the year in Gettysburg.  I encourage everyone to come out on Saturday, March 24, to support this event and The Optimist Club of Gettysburg.”

To purchase or reserve your ticket contact any Gettysburg Optimist Club member or visit our website at WWW.gettysburgoptimist.com or call us at 717.220.3416.

About The Optimist Club of Gettysburg

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Optimist International and its thousands of world-wide affiliates are dedicated to provide hope and positive vision to countless youth throughout communities across the United States and around the world. Their volunteers purpose is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world. Optimist International and their local affiliates are recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.