The Woolwich Observer

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- Sean Heeger Observer Staff GLOSS LAMINATE

$197 do much in the last year or funds for community so. So, we had these funds organizati­ons. While some that we wanted to contribute events have been able to be back to the community, held virtually, not all have and a number of our been able to make the leap – this year on February members are familiar with and Lehmann says they

4 – the Conestogo Winterbour­ne KidsAbilit­y, and we have are really relying on the Optimist Club in the past made contributi­ons pandemic to be brought provided a donation to a there as well. So, we under control so they can youth-oriented group in decided that that would be move forward with events the community. This year, a reasonable place to make such as their bike rodeo,

12X24 POLISHED GLASS & KidsAbilit­y was the recipient that contributi­on,” said Victoria Day fireworks and

CARRARA STONE of $8,000 to assist its Lehmann. down east lobster shindig.

TILE BACKSPLASH 1 $199 work with The funds came from a In addition to events like

young$people h9eld som9e with special needs. “hockey charity challenge” this, he says the club also

Club president David time back. does a lot of things within Lehmann says the main When Lehmann spoke schools and the community reason for this donation to the KidsAbilit­y organizati­on, to help youth come was to give back to the they told him together and celebrate. youth in the community because of the coronaviru­s “The Optimist Club is during these difficult that fundraisin­g was here to support the youth times brought on by the a challenge, and many in our community and we pandemic. organizati­ons which rely put all our resources back

“We work towards on contributi­ons from the into that effort.… We run the benefit of youth community were feeling programs that benefit the in the community. We the same. youth in the community to run programs each year Because of the have them come together directed towards the youth pandemic, the club – like to celebrate, whether it’s

CLICK ENGINEERED 3/4” THICK in the schools like Conestogo almost all others – have Victoria Day, or an event at

HANDSCRAPE­D school, and with been left to find new ways school with a barbecue and


COVID we weren’t able to to host events and raise that sort of thing.”


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David Lehmann is president of the Optimist Club.
HeegerHIGH Sean Co1ne2stoM­go WMinterbou­rne David Lehmann is president of the Optimist Club.

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