Morenci's Summer Rec program starts June 23 6.10.09

Written by David Green.

Some new activities will be added to popular events of the past in Morenci’s Summer Day Recreation program at Wakefield Park.

The program starts June 23 and continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 6. Participants should meet at Wakefield for the program that is scheduled rain or shine from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The session begins with games and activities in the park, but the first swimming trip to Archbold is scheduled Thursday, June 25. The bus will arrive at about 12:15 p.m.

No sessions are planned the next week, but the program resumes July 7 with a trip to Wauseon to watch a movie at the theatre.

Swimming and bowling are scheduled July 14 and 16, then swimming and skating the next week. Children should meet at the skating rink on the east edge of town for the July 23 event.

After a swimming trip July 28, an excursion to the Toledo Zoo is set for July 30. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at the regular 3:30 time. Participants will be charged an additional $10 if they choose to take the trip to the zoo.

One final swimming trip is scheduled Aug. 4, followed by the final session Aug. 6 with a pizza party at the park.

Registration costs $15 for the summer. All children age five and older are invited to sign up.

Registration forms are available at city hall and are also published in this week’s Observer. One form should be used for each child in a family. Registration forms should be returned to City Hall by June 18 to help organizers plan events.

For more information about the program, call city hall at 458-6828.

June 23: Park day

June 25: Swimming

June 30: No program

July 2: No program

July 7: Movie in Wauseon

July 9: Park day

July 14: Swimming

July 16: Bowling

July 21: Swimming

July 23: Skating

July 28: Swimming

July 30: Toledo Zoo

$10 charge, leave at 9 a.m.

Aug. 4: Swimming

Aug. 6: Pizza at park

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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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