Frankfort Optimist Invites Partners - Rising Star


Frankfort Optimist Invites Community Partners for the 2009 Rising Star Celebration

(Frankfort, KY USA) Frankfort Optimist's 2009 Rising Star Celebration at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009 First Christian Church, Ann St., Frankfort, will recognize twenty-eight Frankfort Independent and Franklin County School Systems' Rising Stars, selected by their schools' administrators. Connie Freeman, Frankfort Optimist President, invites area businesses, organizations and individuals to participate as supporters of the Rising Star Celebration, through making a donation online at or sending a check, for any amount, to Frankfort Optimist Rising Star, PO Box 792, Frankfort KY 40602. Funds will support the Rising Star students and their families' participation in the program, as well as helping finance the award prizes, including computers and door prizes. One boy and one girl from each Frankfort and Franklin County public school, who demonstrate that they give their best in academics, discipline, attendance and citizenship achievements, will receive official proclamations of honor from city and county officials.

The 2009 Rising Star Celebration guest speaker will be Rodger "Kentucky Joe" Bingham of the TV show Survivor fame. Everyone interested in the future of Frankfort and Franklin County youth are invited to participate in the celebration. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at or by contacting the 2009 Rising Star Committee Chair, Karen Armstrong Cummings at 502-330-9115 to receive a ticket order form.

Frankfort Optimist has been meeting the needs of Kentucky's Franklin County youth by "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1947. Frankfort Optimist conducts service projects for area youth, including the "Optimist in the Schools" program and 1 mile Fun Run each October and other events. Frankfort Optimist meetings are open to all -- members, friends & guests meet at noon each Tuesday at Frankfort's Office Pub & Deli, 614 Comanche Trail. For more inforamtion about Frankfort Optimist, contact President Connie Freeman at 502-875-4740 (home) or 502-229-0814 (mobile).


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