Morenci summer rec program to begin 06.16.2010

Written by David Green.

Swimming, bowling, skating, a matinée at the Rex, a pizza party—those are a few of the events awaiting area children in Morenci’s Summer Day Recreation Program.

Activities get underway Tuesday and continue every Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 5. The program is based at Wakefield Park, rain or shine, and runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

A one-time registration fee of $15 a child covers all of the scheduled activities. All children from age five and older are invited to sign up.

A registration form was published in last week’s Observer and additional copies are available at city hall. A form should be filled out for each member of a family participating.

Registration and payment is requested by Friday to help with planning.

Sherri Dillon is again serving as the program leader. She will be assisted by teen helpers.

Assistant city clerk Diane Varga said a trip to the Toledo Zoo or to Sauder Village might be arranged. Information and costs will be announced later.

For more information about the summer program, call 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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