Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimists honor local veterans

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Breakfast Optimist Club on November 13 honored 20 local veterans during a special breakfast held at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington.

Farmington Optimist Club Veterans Day
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The annual breakfast is one of more than 35 events hosted by the civic group, which will meet next on Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 a.m., at John Cowley and Sons Pub. Each meeting features a speaker and breakfast.

Club activities include Jr. Optimist Clubs in local schools, Essay and Oratorical Contests for local students, and support of PTAs and the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation; a Kids Fishing Day; community service projects; and special events to honor local school administrators, police and firefighters.

This year’s leadership includes President Cathy Neal, Vice President Laura Stewart, Secretary Phyllis Pheeney, Treasurer Richard Burrous, and board members Roxanne Fitzpatrick, Jill O’Hara, Anna Durham, Tom Neal, and past president Ken Wasmer.

Farmington Optimists board
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club held an installation dinner in October at a historic barn owned by Farmington Hills residents Jeff and Sherrie Stewart, which was moved from the Botsford Inn site. Pictured from left: Optimist Governor Pam Barckholtz, President Cathy Neal, Vice President Laura Stewart, Secretary Phyllis Pheeney, Treasurer Richard Burrous, Roxanne Fitzpatrick, Jill O’Hara, Anna Durham, Tom Neal, and Past President Ken Wasmer. (Contributed)

Guests are welcome to attend meetings and learn more about how to get involved. For more information, visit f2hoptimists.org.