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​​Club presentation to the residents of Lake Ashton. 

43rd Optimist Oratorical Contestants from

Winter Haven Senior, Berkley Accelerated Middle & Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy.

Socks and underwear donations to six elementary schools.

At this time there are about 30 members.  We represent various cultures, vocations, interests, and abilities.   We are delighted for you to come and visit us.  There is, of course, a  need for a greater membership  as we expand our programs.   

​Follow link to the Race website

Friend Of Youth

Optimist Creed

School Supplies Donations

Santa's Run Fest For Our Kids, 5K, 10K, Kids' Sprints,
Family - Social/Church/School - Corporate
​5K Team Competitions

Oratorical Contest for Middle and High School Students

Respect for Law Award Presentation

Scholarships for Local Graduating Seniors

Elementary School Socks and Underware Collection 

Donations for Homeless High School Students

School Supplies Drive

Various Donations to School and Community Requests

1st & 3rd Monday
​at 6:30 p. m.

Beef O' Bradys​
300 Cypress Gardens Blvd

Winter Haven, FL  33880

(863) 293-9464

For further information CONTACT:

Perry Albritton at 863 258-2958

Rena Wood at 863-604-7217

Fred DeLoach at 863-294-6995

Winter  Haven  Optimist  Club

Service to youth and community has been the foremost principle of the Optimist Clubs for more than 90 years.
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 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.

Santa's Run Fest For Our Kids

Winter Haven Optimist Club

                      5K, 10K & Kids' Sprints

   December 14, 2024 

 Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce  Building

401 Ave B NW

Finisher Medals for 5K & 10K

  Awards for normal age divisions

  Tech shirts for 5K & 10K

​All kids receive cotton shirts with race logo

Dec 14, 2024