Since we have moved to Easton, MD, Kylie and I have been working a lot on the house and getting situated. We wanted to meet some new people in the community so we joined the Talbot County Optimist Club (Optimist International). We create events and fundraise to donate to local youth clubs and groups in our county. We support many groups like the girl & boy scouts, baseball, football, senior after prom party. Some events that we host throughout the year are Christmas tree sales, Golf tournament, Oratorial contest and we help other group like the Lions club on some of their events. As you might imagine these take a lot of volunteering hours so I decided instead of just helping with time I would offer my photography service to document the club. Since the start I have created a Facebook page and shot all of their events.
I shot the Oratorical Contest in these photos. This contest was given to the local high school. We had the contestants create a speech about a topic that we choose. There are local judges who judge the event and the winner moves on to the regional event. This year it was in Ocean City, MD. This year it was a great turnout with a variety of boys and girls of all ages.