We will once again give wooden toys to the Bettendorf Police for kids at Christmas. We gave the toys a coat of polyurethane at Bettendorf Middle School. Hosted by the Principal, Lisa Reid.
A night at the Ball Park. Eight students from Neil Armstrong Elementary.
- Ferris wheel ride
- Bounce House
- Hot Dogs
- A baseball
- And the Bandits owner treated them to a ride on the roller coaster
Always a KID… Dave could not resist the Merry-Go-Round
Guest speaker Keith Kimball. New Bettendorf Police Chief who will replace retiring Phil Redington on June 1st.
Reading to little ones at Jefferson Elementary School.
Sandi read the book, Wolf in the Snow, to the kindergarten class and Beth read the book ” Harriet Gets Carried Away” to the 1st grade students.
Each student received their own copy of the book.
Students at Cody Elementary collect plastic caps and lids that were then recycled into a Buddy Bench.
On May 3rd the bench was presented to the school by several Club members.
Coins for Childhood Cancer Campaign – Paul Norton and Hoover Elementary
Students, parents and faculty will bring in their coins for University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Youth Appreciation Program at Hoover, Paul Norton, and Jefferson elementary schools:
Youth Appreciation at Hoover Elementary
Youth Appreciation at Paul Norton Elementary
Youth Appreciation at Jefferson Elementary
A Little Free Library at Mark Twain Elementary. And we had Little Free Help!
New member, Monte Schwartz
Happy Joe’s hosts an annual Christmas Party for special needs children. QC Optimist Clubs volunteer to serve pizza and Ice cream. The kids enjoy singing and dancing. Local high school students are in costume: Superman, Darth Vader, Toy Story characters, Minnie Mouse. Happy the Dog leads a conga line of several hundred kids!!!
A Little Free Library was installed at Paul Norton Elementary. We will soon address all the students and stock it with books.
New member: Mike Clifton
Over 400 Wooden Toys painted by Club members and students at PV High School.
Given to Bettendorf kids at Christmas by Police Department.
Club members volunteered at Happy Joe’s annual Christmas Party for special needs children.
Quad City Optimist Clubs carried flags in the Tug Fest parade.
Students at Hoover Elementary collected coins for University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
New door on the Little Free Library at Hoover Elementary and new readers!