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Lima Noon Optimist recognizes Optimist of the Year

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Gene Deifendeifer has been an Optimist for 53 years, and the last 50 years as a member of the Lima Noon Optimist. Gene Deifendeifer has been an Optimist for 53 years, and the last 50 years as a member of the Lima Noon Optimist.
Wednesday, the members celebrated the start of their club’s charter 69 years ago, plus recognized one of them as Optimist of the Year. Wednesday, the members celebrated the start of their club’s charter 69 years ago, plus recognized one of them as Optimist of the Year.

The Lima Noon Optimist club celebrating serving the local youth and the community since 1949.

Wednesday, they celebrated the start of their club’s charter 69 years ago, plus recognized a member as Optimist of the Year. Gene Deifendeifer has been an Optimist for 53 years, and the last 50 years as a member of the Lima Noon Optimist and says if people want to see just how much the Lima club supports area youth, you only have to stop at one place.

“I would tell them to look at Safety City, in fact I would tell anybody to go look at Safety City it’s a gem. It’s just something that no one else has. There is one in Ft. Wayne, maybe one somewhere else, but the rest of the world doesn’t have it,” said Gene Deifendeifer, 2008 Optimist of the Year.

Deifendeifer and Ken Hall also got jackets for being members of the Lima Noon Optimist Club for the past 50 years.

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