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Sunday, March 3, 2013

A governor's work is never done

Who said that being governor of an Optimist International district was all work and no play?

First Lady Flo Blackburn yelled bingo and was awarded cash! 

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Governor Larry Blackburn and first lady Flo proved that wasn't the case when they joined the Middleton Area Optimist Club for "Lucky Leprechaun Bingo."

Held once a month during the school year, bingo is the major fundraiser for the Middleton Area Optimist Club. It features a different theme every month and many dress up for the occasion. The money raised at bingo helps fund Free Movies in the Park, held in the summer months. The club has also been exploring additional projects for their community and purchasing a building is high on its list of priorities. According to member Stacy Nelson, a building would help the club do even more.

The Optimist Club has found great partners in the Middleton Parks and Recreation District and Middleton Rural Fire District. All are engaged in making the community a better place to live and they have formed friendships in service. Following their parents' lead, some kids of Optimist Club members have come together to form a Junior Optimist Club. We promise, you'll hear more from them in a future post. And we know, the Middleton community will continue to hear more from their Optimist Club.

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