Projects & Events

Current Projects

These are the current projects that we are working with. Please click on them to read more about them if you have any questions please contact us here.

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Twin Falls Optimist Club Day!

CLUB DAY - the 3rd Thursday of the Month.  Each month the Optimist Members visit a different business to show our support in the Twin Falls Community!

Club Day 2/16/23 - we had the privilege of visiting Gemstone Climbing for our Club Day Meeting. Patty McFarling, manager at Gemstone Climbing, gave us a very informative and heart warming presentation about their Adaptive Climbing Program. Gemstone has partnered with United way of South Central Idaho to provide climbing opportunities for youth and disadvantaged community members. The Adaptive Climbing Program is a nonprofit that started in 2019. They first started out working with Primary Therapy Source, and they served 80 kiddos the first summer the program started. Now the program runs twice a week for 4 hours a day and is very volunteer-driven. Gemstone is the only climbing gym in the state of Idaho that has an adaptive program, and one of the few in the entire country! They were even featured on Outdoor Idaho on PBS. Gemstone also helped design the first Arc Harness for youth, which is a seated lift chair that was created by Mark Welman. Mark even made a special visit to Gemstone to see the youth harness in action! Gemstone Climbing was designed with the vision that everyBODY can climb. They continue to find new and innovative ways to make sure their programs are all-inclusive to support the health and well-being of our community. 


Annual Events

These are the yearly events we have to raise money for the youth in the Magic Valley. Please read to view more details about each event.

Wings & Things, the Ultimate Tailgate Party - What: Tailgate Challenge Benefiting the Kids of Our Community When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 Where: Twin Falls City Park Time: 4:00pm -7:00pm (set up can begin at 2 p.m.) You will need to provide the following: A team tent Decoration for the tent (be creative, there is a prize for the best tent decorations) Food for approximately 500 (sample size) ...
Annual Essay Contest - The Optimist Club of Twin Falls would like to  CONGRATULATE Andrea Maccabee 1st Place Winner and Tori Bailes 2nd Place Winner for the 2022 Optimist Essay Contest.  This year’s topic was: “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?” The 2023 Optimist Essay Contest information will be available in October 2022. We would like to invite all Magic Valley middle and high ...
Turkey Shoot 11/6/2022 - It’s time again for our annual Wayne Kinney Memorial Turkey Shoot. November 6, 2022, @ 11:00 am at the Twin Falls Gun Club. Prizes include Turkeys, Hams, and Steaks. We have Raffle tickets at $5 each for a drawing for a “Ruger Max 9 9MM and/or Rossi Gallery Gun 22 Long Rifle.” For more information please contact Dennis Bowyer at ...
Annual Easter Egg Hunt - The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Twin Falls Optimist Club and the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department is being held on Saturday, April 8th at 10am at City Park. Four age groups: 2 and under 3 to 4 year olds 5, 6, and 7 year olds 8, 9, and 10 year olds 1500 eggs per age group, ...