The Optimist Club of Plymouth will host its annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Plymouth Airport to raise funds for charitable giving in Marshall County.  Advance tickets are $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for children (5 -12 years old); and children under 5 eat free.  Tickets purchased in advance are available from any local Optimist Club member.   Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event for $6.00 per person.  The public is invited to help the Optimist Club support local needs and sample delicious blueberry pancakes at the same time.


Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.”  Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best they can be. 

Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs.  Every year, Optimists around the world conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people. 

The Plymouth Optimist Club provides four college scholarships each year.  They also host an Essay Contest and a Tri-Star Basketball Contest.  Every year the Plymouth Optimists sponsor a Tennis Tournament, a Youth Bowling Team, and two students to attend Law & Order Camp.  They contribute to the United Way of Marshall County, Marshall County Reading Council, Community Food Pantry, After Prom, Boys and Girls Club, the Kizer Athletic Award and other not-for-profit organizations.  At Thanksgiving they help provide holiday meals and at Christmas they “Adopt a Family” to provide gifts and food to needy families.  The Optimist Club also plants flowers in Downtown Plymouth and participates in the Yellow River Festival. 

For more information contact Tom Blackburn, President, Plymouth Optimist Club at (574) 936-4128 or attend a club meeting any Tuesday morning at 7:00 am at the Ponderosa Steakhouse located at 2100 N. Michigan Street in Plymouth.