The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed January 15, 2015 as the Forsyth County Day of Optimism. Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos read the Proclamation during the meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held that evening. “The Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County recognizes the efforts of the Forsyth-Cumming and Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Clubs and does hereby proclaim January 15, 2015 as the Forsyth County Day of Optimism so that all citizens will take a moment to think about how they can help the youth of this community,” Amos read from the Proclamation. The proclamation urged all citizens to “take a moment to think about how they can help the youth of this community.” The clubs recognized were the Sawnee-Cumming and the Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Clubs. The proclamation lauded the clubs for providing “an avenue for the local community to offer programs specifically designed for children,” and acknowledged that the charitable service organizations “help further the goals of Forsyth County.” It cited some of the events and activities hosted by the two clubs, such as the annual Essay and Oratorical Contests, Junior Golf Tournament, and Track and Field Day. “There is a reason why Forsyth County is a premier location to live in the United States and Georgia,” said Russell Thomas, Optimist District Governor and Cumming resident. “It is because the Forsyth County government and citizens all share common beliefs, values, and optimistic attitudes. We are grateful to the Board of Commissioners, led by Chairman Pete Amos, for recognizing our local Optimist Clubs through this proclamation. This is a proud day for all Optimists and the leadership of Forsyth County.” “The motto of the Optimist Club is Bringing Out the Best in Kids. Our goal is the well being of children and promoting optimism in the community,” Thomas added. Pictured in the attached photo: Members of the Forsyth-Cumming and Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Clubs accepted a resolution from the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaiming January 15, 2015 as the Forsyth County Day of Optimism.