The Lebanon Optimist Club has an opportunity for a very easy “service project” connected with the Child Advocacy Center that we have supported for several years.
Each child that comes through the doors there for therapy, and family assistance is able to adopt a new stuffed animal from a selection at the center. The stuffed animals are dwindling and the Center could use additional donations of new stuffed animals. We have an opportunity to help by collecting new stuffed toys to give to the Center. Many have donated financially and we will purchase items with that, but animal donations are more than welcome too.
Look for sale prices, Kohls and Dollar Tree have stuffed animals available. If you would like to donate, please bring it to the next Optimist lunch (Sept. 9) or drop it by my house (711 Holbrook Ave, Lebanon…behind the Columbus Ave. LCNB branch). Would love to have 75 to take to the Center!
Thanks so much
Sgt Rick Bens was presented with the Lebanon Optimist 2013 Respect for Law Officer of the Year at the May 13th Luncheon. The Lebanon Optimist Club honors an officer chosen by their peers in conjunction with National Police Week each May. The club hosts members of the Lebanon Police Department and city officials at the award luncheon. Sgt Bens has been with the Lebanon force 33 years. Pictured above from left to right are Sgt. Rick Bens, his wife, and Optimist Club President Marcia Collopy.
On April 6th, the Lebanon Optimist Club presented $4,000 to Bridge Riders for the Disabled. Bridge Riding for the Disabled is dedicated to helping disabled people, both children and adults, find new freedom through their experiences with horses.
Pictured left to right are: Chris Dorsch LOC board member, Arla Tannehill LOC Vice President, Pat Howe Director Bridge Riding for the Disabled, Becky Creech,LOC board member, Marcia Collopy, LOC President, Jack Collopy LOC board member, and Dick Perry, Bridge Riding board member.
This fundraiser helps support both organizations’ activities. We will place a 3’ by 5’ American flag in front of your home or business on the following five national holidays or Flag Weekends:
Memorial Day Flag Day July 4th Labor Day Veteran’s Day
For a $40 annual contribution we deliver and place your flag at dawn and we retrieve it at dusk.
We are responsible for replacement of any flag that is damaged or stolen and we store the flags between holidays.
If you wish to display more than one flag, our multi-flag discount saves 25% on each flag! (on the form below, list the # of flags at $30 each and desired locations).
To subscribe or learn more about the program:
Email to LebanonAvenueofFlags@gmail.com or Call 513-409-0490
Below is a link you can click for frequently asked questions, and example photo of the Avenue of Flags
- 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 as 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.
- To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.