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The Cedartown Optimist Club will be “hamming it up” at the service organization’s annual Ham & Egg Day on May 1 at the Goodyear Civic Center in Cedartown.

Lasting from 7 to 11 a.m., the breakfast fundraiser will be held differently this year, with all plates being delivered curbside. No dine-in service will be available.

Plates will include scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits and ham. Tickets are $7.50 each and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The club annually raises more than $5,000 from the Ham and Egg Day fundraiser, and money locally spent goes to more than 20 different youth-related projects in and around the community.

Money raised through the annual breakfast goes toward helping local Boy Scout Troop 21, the FERST Foundation of Polk County, the Polk County Fishing Rodeo, the Jonah Bags Backpack program, Children in Need of Services, Polk Family Connection helping with their annual Teen Maze event and the Polk County 4-H program and a number of other youth-centered organizations in the community.

Tickets can be purchased from any Cedartown Optimist Club member or at a handful of local businesses during normal business hours — Perfect Fit Alterations on Main Street, State Farm Insurance across from Burger King and Rudy Woods Appliances on West Avenue.

Chartered on Dec. 4, 1958, the Cedartown Optimist Club has provided continuous service to local youth for more than six decades. The Cedartown Optimist Club embodies the motto of Optimist International, “Friend of Youth”, with all local club activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the accomplishment of the youth in the community.

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