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BBQ-Chili Cookoff

Students of the Month




Congratulations Students of the Month  
students Jan 2017  

John Verdu -MCS (January), Taylor Geluck -MCS (December), Katie Kosssina - St.James (December), Mikaya Lunch - St.James (January), and Jane Chenault committee chairperson

JDRF 2016  

Ted Cygnarowicz, Sophia Cygnarowicz, and Brian Coppotelli hold a check for $11,476 that the Millstadt Optimist Club donated to the Juvenille Research Diabetes Fund with profits from the 2016 Chili Cook Off.


Dyslexia 2016  

Ted Cygnarowicz Chili Cook Off co-chair, Sandy Casson Dyslexia Center vice-chair, Mike Fitzpatrick Dyslexia Center treasurer, Brian Brown Dyslexia Center chairman, Brian Coppotelli Chili Cook Off co-chair hold a check for $11.476 that the Millstadt Optimist Club also donated to the Dyslexia Center located in Belleville, Ill. The center services students from the Millstadt School District.


Dyslexia plaque  
Bill Brown (left) Dyslexia Center chairman and Brian Coppoptelli (right) Dyslexia Cener board member, present a plaque to Mike French Millstadt Optimist Club president in appreciation for the Chili Cook Off donation.  

Pictures from the 2016

BBQ - CHILI Cookoff


optimist stand


Wally Baltz, John Touchette, Deb Germann, Mayor Mike Todd, and Mike French

handle the activities in the Millstadt Optimist stand.

park 1  

The Liederkranz park was filled with guests enjoying

the BBQ, music, and beautiful weather.


The Korte clan had a fun day serving guests from

the Brickhouse rib and porksteak stand.

quail club  
Members of the Quail Club serving bbq sandwiches.  

The Liederkranz Park was a busy locationas hudreds of people came out

to support the JDRF and Dyslexia Center.


The Millstadt Fire Department proudly shows off their 1st place Chili trophy,

Nate Noerper, Kyle Meyer, Heather Noblitt, Chris French, and Kyle Kosydor.


Ann Banker Cygnarowicz and her brotherMatt Banker

celebrate their 1st place in Snoots trophy.


TheMillstadt Optimist Club would like to thank

all those who participated or helped in any way

to make this event a success.

A special THANKS to all of our sponsors!

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