With only four performances left, the service club is looking to bring in extra funds to help with its various community efforts.
While the group missed out on one of its biggest nights raising money after the
"We offer a nice selection of things, and people seem to appreciate it," said
The club has a long history with the summer musical series. It started out selling sodas on a card table, said Jury. Today, the club has a pop-up stand modeled after the Mission Gables House next to the Bowl.
"There's a lot more room. And we've got experienced people there who know what they are doing," Jury said.
It takes more than a dozen volunteers to handle concessions nightly, but the music festival is such a popular event, Optimist members are more than willing to step up to the plate.
"We do it because it gives us the opportunity to be out in the public by doing a service for (them) and helping the Bowl as well," said Optimist member and
Concessions at the Bowl bring in much-needed funds for both organizations, but the
Proceeds from the club's fundraising efforts go to help fund scholarships, community sponsorships and the annual Optimist Games.
The club couldn't do it without the generosity of those who open up their wallets.
"We have to raise a lot of money to do what we do ... and we have a great community who supports us," Jury said.
To learn more, visit redlandsoptimistclub.org.
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