The Waterloo Optimist Club hosts many youth fundraising events throughout the year.   Here is the list of 2017 events, we hope to see you there!     Click the Event Title Link for more information!


Event Date Time Location Link
Bowling Tournament   Varies West Park Bowl 1101 Valmeyer Ln. Columbia, IL Click For More Info!
Car Show Sunday, June 4 Registration at 8:00 AM Waterloo Courthouse Square, Waterloo, IL  Click To Register!
Tractor Pull Saturday, July 1   Monroe County Fairgrounds  
5K Run Saturday, August 26   Rogers Elementary School, 200 Rogers St., Waterloo Click To Register!
Blue Army Bull Bash Bull Ride Saturday, September 23 Start Time 7:30 PM Monroe County Fairgrounds  
Christmas Tree Lot Opens Saturday, November 25   Schnuck's Parking Lot, Waterloo  


Waterloo Optimists Go Christmas Shopping!  Pictured, from left Tammy and Chris Rahn; Rachel, Ryan, Shelby, and Kaitlyn Mathes; DeAnn, Julia, Donovan, and JR Wallace with Teresa Bushong. The group headed by Waterloo Optimist Club Toys for Tots chairman JR Wallace went shopping with a cause Sunday evening at the Waterloo Walmart. The group hit the clothes and toy aisle and within a couple of hours filled the wishes of families in need that have been adopted by the club for Christmas. (Kermit Constantine photo)


The 58th Youth Appreciation Banquet was November 10 at the Waterloo VFW.  Guest speaker was Tom Nobbe president of the Wm. Nobbe & Co. Inc. President Jim Probst presiding.   
SPPCS and WJHS honored eighth graders.
Waterloo HS Freshman through Senior honorees.
Gibault Catholic HS honorees Freshman through Senior.
Waterloo Optimist Club President Jim Probst.
Christmas Tree Lot



The Waterloo Optimist Club will be selling Christmas trees starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Waterloo Schnuck's lot. The proceeds go to support the youth of Waterloo. If you're in the market for a real tree this year, please consider buying from this great organization to support a great cause!