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What is the Henderson Optimist Club all about?

For over 50 years the Henderson Optimist Club has been a local organization comprised of men and women who focus primarily on the support of the youth of our community. Simply put, we join together to raise money to sponsor our many child-centered and civic projects. We work hard for our community and we also enjoy each others' company at projects. Spouses' parties and our annual Christmas tours usually to Myrtle Beach for shows and shopping. Simply put we are a collection of good people doing good activities for our community.

Optimist Fund-Raising Projects


  • Christmas Tree Sales

  • Concession Stand Sales

  • 220 Fish Dinner Sales

  • Kid Sitting & and Craft  instruction for Wake Electric Coop

  • Individual fund raisers as the opportunity arises

  • Posting American Flag on patriotic holidays.



Optimist Youth & Civic Projects


  • Essay & Oratorical Contests

  • Patriotic Flag Displays

  • Two $3,000.00 annual College Scholarships

  • Respect for Law Banquet

  • The Optimist Bowl (The Super Bowl of Vance County)

  • Support of Water Safety lessons for all 2nd graders in the county

  • Attend & Win and Read & Win programs in six elementary schools

  • Christmas party and presents for kids from the Masonic Home in Oxford

  • Sponsoring T-Ball leagues for the YMCA & the Rec. Dept.



John Pecora accepts a plaque from the Superin-
tendent of schools for our many projects.
Tommy Farmer receives a district for our youth projects.

The 2015 Respect for Law Banquet

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