The East Ridge Optimist Club had its installation of officers last Saturday at Melodee’s Restaurant.
Ginger Howard is the new President of the organization, while Danny McDowell is the President-Elect. David Tyler is the new Vice President, Susan Brown the new Secretary and Carol Davis is the newly installed Treasurer.
The officers were installed by Gateway District Centennial Distinguished Governor Gwen Gable.
The civic organization is having a barbecue fundraiser in front of the old McBrien School near City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.