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6/3/2008 - Mayor Proclaims Friend to Youth Days

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
10 a.m. CDT, June 3, 2008


Mayor Proclaims Friend to Youth Days

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation designating June 7 and 8, 2008 as Friend to Youth Days in Sedalia. 

Text of Proclamation

WHEREAS: the mission of the Sunrise Optimists is to be a “Friend of Youth”.  Over 3,000 children locally have benefited from their support.  Members hand out dictionaries to 4th grade students in Pettis County and provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior; and

WHEREAS: the Optimists reach out to all the youth programs including softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and Smith-Cotton High School Athletic programs.  Support is given to the New Beginning Riding Therapy; and

WHEREAS: the Sunrise Optimists support the Show Me Christian Youth Home, Ewing Center, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Blue Sky, ROTC at Smith-Cotton and Kids Day at the Missouri State Fair; and

WHEREAS: the Sunrise Optimists sponsor oratorical and essay contests, the Sacred Heart Christmas dinner, and supports Respect for the Law by having a “Law and Order Banquet”; and

WHEREAS: the Optimists maintain and run the Liberty Flyer train at Liberty Park and donations go to the youth programs and the Optimist Foundation Fight for Childhood Cancer; and

WHEREAS: the Sunrise Optimists support the Mayor’s Santa Claus Campaign and provide Christmas trees to the community as a fund raising project to benefit the youth of the area.

NOW THEREFORE I, Bob Wasson, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, Missouri, do hereby proclaim June 7 through June 8, 2008 as “FRIEND TO YOUTH DAYS” in the City of Sedalia and encourage this community to support the Sunrise Optimists in their efforts as they host a tractor cruise. 



Mayor Bob Wasson reads the Friend to Youth Days proclamation.

Standing around the Mayor are, from left: Mike Riley, events manager for the Missouri State Fair; Don Walker, member; Sheriff Kevin Bond, member; Carolyn Crooker, Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce liaison; Officer Kelly Casto, Sedalia Police Department; Dennis Scholl, secretary/treasurer; Trooper Mark DeGraffenreid, Robert Bond, president; and Phyllis Dohman, member and past president.

Photo Credit : Brian Koral
Photo Date : 06/03/2008

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