The Garner Optimist Club presented a total of $10,000 in scholarships to local Garner area students. The scholarships are named “Abe Wade Scholarships”, after a charter member, and first President of the Optimist Club in 1966. One additional scholarship was given this year, thanks to the family and friends of Bob Riker, a member who passed away last year. Mrs. Helen Riker, his wife, asked that the money that had been raised, go to an additional scholarship. Pictured left to right, front row, Cassidy Jo Sanders, Kaitlyn Thompson, Allison Dombrowski, and Kelsey Jones. Back row, Alyssa Ward, Anna Bennett, Jeff Yokley, and Ryan Brittain. Not pictured are, Logan Pearce and Geneva Collins.
The Garner Optimist Club presented a total of $10,000 in scholarships to local Garner area students. The scholarships are named “Abe Wade Scholarships”, after a charter member, and first President of the Optimist Club in 1966. One additional scholarship was given this year, thanks to the family and friends of Bob Riker, a member who passed away last year. Mrs. Helen Riker, his wife, asked that the money that had been raised, go to an additional scholarship. Pictured left to right, front row, Cassidy Jo Sanders, Kaitlyn Thompson, Allison Dombrowski, and Kelsey Jones. Back row, Alyssa Ward, Anna Bennett, Jeff Yokley, and Ryan Brittain. Not pictured are, Logan Pearce and Geneva Collins. COURTESY OF BILL OATES
The Garner Optimist Club presented a total of $10,000 in scholarships to local Garner area students. The scholarships are named “Abe Wade Scholarships”, after a charter member, and first President of the Optimist Club in 1966. One additional scholarship was given this year, thanks to the family and friends of Bob Riker, a member who passed away last year. Mrs. Helen Riker, his wife, asked that the money that had been raised, go to an additional scholarship. Pictured left to right, front row, Cassidy Jo Sanders, Kaitlyn Thompson, Allison Dombrowski, and Kelsey Jones. Back row, Alyssa Ward, Anna Bennett, Jeff Yokley, and Ryan Brittain. Not pictured are, Logan Pearce and Geneva Collins. COURTESY OF BILL OATES

Optimist Club awards scholarships

July 07, 2016 3:51 PM