Oswegoland Optimist Club


President:  Nick Hattabaugh
Vice President: Bryan Noble
Treasurer: Billy Burnette
Secretary: Prudence Marose

Oswegoland Optimist Club
P.O. Box 882
Oswego, IL 60543

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March ~ Oratorical contest – Kids are provided scholarship opportunities through public speaking

March ~ CCDHH Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids are provided scholarship opportunities through public communication

March ~ Essay contest – Kids are provided scholarship opportunities through a written essay contest

March/April ~ Mardi Gras This incredible evening includes live music, a delicious bayou buffet, silent auction, raffles, and dancing.

April ~ Easter egg hunt – Games, prizes, and approximately 10000 Easter eggs for 2 egg hunts.  One for kids with special needs and the second is open to the public

June ~ Corn booth at Prairie Fest – Our largest fundraiser of the year selling corn on the cob that is roasted on our custom made grill for a fun filled 4-day weekend.

September ~ Brew at the Bridge – another fundraiser selling pretzel necklaces ~ Chalk the Walk –  a community event providing kids the opportunity to express their art talent on a square of sidewalk.

October ~ Pumpkin races – A fundraising event where pumpkins are decorated and fitted wheels and axles and raced downhill in downtown Oswego, it’s much like a soap box derby but with pumpkins

December ~ Family Christmas Project – We provide gifts, food, hats and mittens, and bikes to over 250 kids for the Christmas season.  It is a largest community project

To learn more about these events and the volunteer opportunities that each presents, please contact the Oswegoland Optimist Club at Info@OswegoOptimists.com


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