On April 11th the Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club once again joined forces with Thorbecks Fitness Gym to bring smiles to the many faces of the children that came to April Pools Day. This is a national event that the pools do to help teach water safety to children everywhere and we, the optimist ,were included to show bike safety fir the kids. We were able to reach out to 83 children of various ages the simple rules of the road, riding with a proper helmet ,and just to be able to have fun with no risk. The pool is indoors so were were given a small room to use in case of rain and guess what? We had rain. Did this dampen our event? No way! We had Les and Star lead the class and do an imaginary ride through the hallway of the gym. Showing kids some things that can happen when riding a bike. They were asked simple questions and all were able to answer them. We had fun and the kids got excited as well. Our local police department helped by being there to talk to kids and also by donating a girls bike for the raffle. The club purchased a boys bike to add to the raffle and all the kids had to do to get a ticket was come through our class. Needless to say the winners were so excited and everyone walked away with something new. The kids a lesson to ride and us the ability to know the children had fun.
The Chehalis-Centralia Optimists Club was finally able to pick our winning entry for the Optimist Essay contest. Wow... so glad we did not have to be a judge. We had 15 awesome entries and one was picked the winner while the rest were in our eyes winners to. We will send the essay off to the next level of competition and cross our fingers the student will win the $2500.00 scholarship. Here is a big shout out to all of the students who gave their best.....
We salute you!!!!!! Keep writing and you will go far. Winners to be announced soon.
The Optimist Creed is an inspirational and motivation statement of value. The Optimist Creed was adopted by Optimist International in 1922 and is used as a final closing statement in Optimist Club meetings around the world. The creed was originally written by Christian D. Larson with the title "Promise
Distance: 20 miles - Easy for hard-core riders (and only mildly challenging for those who don’t ride often.)Two hills, one food stop. 48 miles - A mild ride with two hills and three food stops. 68 miles - Considered a medium ride with a few hills and four food stops. 100 miles - A medium difficulty ride that takes you on some real county side roads. Four food Registration Fees: 20 mile & 48 mile rides $35.00 Day of ride $45.00 68 mile & 100 mile rides $45.00 Day of ride $55.00 Family (kids under 16 free with parent) On-site registration will available the day of the ride between 6:30 am and 9:30 AM.
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