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Palmetto Optimist Club
Bringing out the best in youth, the Sumter, SC Community and ourselves.
​​ Volunteer!
Make a difference in the life of a child.
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Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm
at Amedysis conference room, 3481 Declaration Blvd. in Sumter

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The Palmetto Optimist Club is​ a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing out the best in children in the Sumter community.

Along with the Junior Optimist Club that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at St James Lutheran Church at pm, the Palmetto Optimist Club runas an participates in a wide variety of projects throughout the year. 
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Optimist International
is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local clubs whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.  http://optimist.org
   Every year its
foundation sends more than 100 students to college through scholarships totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars and assists local clubs in donating to local childhood cancer organizations and hospitals.
Fall Events
​Battle Buddies Obstacle Course
Fall Raffle Fundraiser
Art in the Park Crafts
Art in the Park Concessions sales for The Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas.
Trunk or Treat Carnvial at St James Lutheran Church
Highway Cleanup Fundraiser
Pantry Drive for United Minitries
Winter Events
​Cycles for Christmas Work Days
Cycles for Christmas Bicycle Rodeo
Pajamas for Crosswell
Scholarship Awareness Session at Sumter High
Highway Cleanup Fundraiser
Spring Events
​Optimist International Scholarship Essay Contest
Optimist International Scholarship Oratorical Contest
Optimist International Scholarship Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Reading in the Park
Spring Raffle Fundraiser
Highway Cleanup Fundraiser
Rock Painting Parties
Iris Festival Bicycle Rodeo
Summer Events
​Rock Painting Parties
Camp Burnt Gin Project
Back to School Events

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South Carolina District Optimist International
The legacy continues as clubs grow in membership and continue to form new clubs in South Carolina, while providing essential services to the youth and community in their areas.