Certificate of Appreciation

Greg Cemke, representing Christmas In July Marshfield Clinic Project, presents a certificate of recognition to Antigo Optimist Club Vice President Ron Wolf for contributions by the club and members. Cemke said the donations helped raise $43,000 needed to purchase video equipment being used by children undergoing MRI and other medical procedures at Marshfield Clinic. The equipment reduces the need for sedatives previously used to keep the patients calm during procedures. Antigo Optimist fundraisers were also the beneficiary of help from Cemke during the county fair where he became a qualified cheese curd batter mixer. Antigo Optimist Vice President Ron Wolf, standing in for newly installed President Austen Jentges, encourages everyone involve with youth projects in the area to consider using the Optimist Club for fundraising by applying for help and in return volunteering during fundraising events. Optimists meet every second and fourth Wednesday noon at Michael’s Restaurant and welcome everyone looking for ways to encourage positive youth programs.