Waterloo Optimist Club members participated in the 2017 Waterloo Homecoming event which was themed "Good Old Days" and harkened back to simpler times in Monroe County. Members marched in the parade with a vintage tractor pulling a float, and later manned the wheel in the gallery of games.
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!
|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)