Gettysburg Optimist Installs New “Friend of Youth”

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg, “Friend’s of Youth”, announces the addition of Frank Negro as a new member of the club.  Negro took the oath of membership on November 6, 2013 during the regular membership meeting held at Mamma Ventura’s Restaurant.  Optimist Member and Sponsor Bruce Bradshaw gave the oath and welcomed Negro, a man who has committed his life to supporting youth.  He was employed as a full time teacher for 36 years and has coached cross country and track & field for over 30 years.  He presently is a substitute teacher for three area high schools and serves as a PIAA Track and Field official for middle schools, high schools and colleges.  His dedication to supporting the youth of the community has been a mainstay in his life.

“We are looking forward to the contributions that Frank can make in our club, and we’re proud to have him as a member,” stated Club President Kristopher Accardi.

From Left to Right; Club President Kristopher Accardi, New Member Frank Negro and Sponsor Bruce Bradshaw.

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