On the evening of April, 26th, the Greenville Optimist Club held their annual Youth Appreciation Reception at St. Lawrence Posch Hall to honor Bond County Unit #2 High School class and organization student leaders. The students, parents, and siblings were treated to desserts consisting of cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and punch
Don Reed, Optimist member and retired Greenville teacher, gave a short inspirational presentation to honor the students for stepping forward to lead their respective class or organization. He ended with a charge to the students to continue to be active in community activities beyond their high school years. Mr. Reed commented that many community organizations, including the Optimist Club, are in need of younger members to help support aging memberships.
Following Mr. Reed’s comments, the students gave a short speech on their respective activity and how they support the community with their time and fund raising. The Greenville Optimist Club recognizes the leaders for their willingness to serve and help the community. Each leader was given a framed certificate to honor their respective position.