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

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
  • Front.rover
    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
  • Front.geese
    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2017