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Ricky Hood, Executive Director for Meridian Boys & Girls Club, was on hand at the Tuesday, April 8th meeting of the Downtown Optimist Club to fill everyone in on the latest activities of the Boys & Girls Club. He explained how the organization has grown over the years and how they are working hard to meet the needs of the children of our community by being creative and resourceful with the resources they have.
Ricky was also there to receive a donation of $1,000 from the DTOC. For many years now, the DTOC has committed itself to giving the Boys & Girl Club an annual donation to assist with their efforts to to help the children they support.
“The [Downtown] Optimist Club has been friends of Boys & Girls Club for years and years,” said Hood. “They’ve always supported us in all our efforts with children. They’re known as friends of youth, and that’s what we do every day, and they try to support us in what we’re doing.”