Four local organizations each received $500 checks from the Rome Noon Optimist Club this week.  This is part of an effort by the club to provide targeted funding to a dozen groups in our community for programs that directly impact our youth in a positive way.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club has provided continuous service to our community since 1948.  The club has a single fundraiser, the Annual Pancake Breakfast, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.