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The Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club is a nonprofit organization founded to aid and encourage the development of youth. Programs are designed to inspire respect for the law, promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among people. The organization is active in community service activities, such as preparing food baskets and providing clothing for needy families during the holidays. The club assists with grant-writing projects, and raises funds to purchase books for local school children. Through holding oratorical contests, the organization encourages youth to be confident and exposes them to the art of rhetoric.

For more information, contact:
The Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club
P.O. Box 26
Ocean City, MD 21843  
inquire@ocberlinoptimist.org

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