Ludington Optimist Club Supports Community Youth

The Optimist Club of Ludington strives to "bring out the best in kids". Members are offered the opportunity to mentor students and work hard to provide positive and safe experiences to children in the community. The group believes that by combining their optimism, they will be able to create a positive affect within the community.

Ludington Optimist Club Programs

  • Reach-Out-and-Read Program Partner
  • Youth Chess Tournament
  • Jr. Golf Tournament
  • OSCAR Reading/Mentoring Program for 3rd Graders at Foster Elementary School
  • Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
  • Senior Prom Sponsor
  • Junior Billiard League Sponsor
  • Sponsor of Christmas Presents for DHS Foster Children
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Monthly Outstanding Senior Program

The Childhood Cancer Campaign

The Childhood Cancer Campaign is an initiative created by the Ludington Optimists to help support local children fighting cancer and their families. Support has included money for groceries, gas, car repair and maintenance, and bills for families helping their child beat cancer.

The Childhood Cancer Campaign's biggest annual fundraiser, Lemonade Stand, is coming up this Saturday, June 3rd from 9am-2pm throughout Mason County. Local children set up lemonade stands in an effort to raise money for the organization.

Photo courtesy of the
Childhood Cancer Campaign

Locations for past lemonade stands have included:

ABC Kidz- 123 E. Ludington Ave.
Avenue's End Mini Mall- 322 W. Ludington Ave.
Adora Studio of Hair- 208 E. Ludington Ave.
Tractor Supply- 4572 U.S. 10
Orchard Market- 8418 N. U.S. 31 in Free Soil
Orchard Market- 212 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
Barley & Rye- 107 W. Ludington Ave.
A.J.’s Party Port- 423 S. James St.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St.
Urka Auto Center- 3736 U.S. 10
American Legion- 318 N. James St.

817 N. Hillview Court
404 E. Filer St.
404 N. Washington Ave.
601 E. Melendy St.,
721 N. Washington Ave.,
5060 W. Johnson Road
501 E. Loomis St.,
901 N. Emily St.
601 E. Foster St.

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself:
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others are you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

The Ludington Optimists meet every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the American Legion Club, 318 N. James St. in Ludington.

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Last Updated: 12-26-2019 03:07 PM ID: 1771