Morenci's day recreation program to start 6.11

Written by David Green.

Area children have until June 19 to sign up for Morenci’s Summer Day Recreation Program. Activities range from swimming trips to athletic events for children age five and up.

The program will get underway June 24 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Wakefield Park.

The program will begin and end at the park each day, regardless of any trips made.

The $12 registration fee covers all park activities, the entrance fee to the Archbold swimming pool, a bowling trip to Mor-N-C Lanes and other planned activities.

If any additional out of town trips are added, such a visit to the Toledo Zoo, an extra fee will be added to cover transportation and entrance costs.

Sherrie Dillon will serve as coordinator of the program again and she will be assisted by high school students.

For additional information, call Morenci city hall at 458-6828.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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