Stories of Optimism

Sharing Optimism Can be a Treat
March 20, 2013

On a quiet Saturday morning in Rancho Murieta, California, children heard an unfamiliar sound ringing through the streets. They were pleased to see an ice cream truck stocked with over 1,000 individual treats make its way through the neighborhood.

The event was sponsored by the Optimist Club of Rancho Murieta in the Pacific Central District and spearheaded by Member Alicia Correia. Since Rancho Murieta is an isolated community, Alicia was aware that most of the young people had never seen an ice cream truck and was convinced members of the community would enjoy the experience.

The event was a huge success. Both children and adults came running from their homes as they heard the sound of the truck. Lines were formed at various community intersections to wait for the truck’s arrival and to be handed one of the many sweet treats available. The cost to the children was 25 cents and adults that wanted a treat were asked to provide a donation.

Several Optimists followed the truck in golf carts to explain the service the Club provides to the community and hand out member applications.

Many residents requested that the visit from the ice cream truck become an annual tradition. The event was a fun and memorable way to serve the community and promote the Club.



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