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Preparations underway for Park Recreation Program

March 24, 2012

Workers and local youth enjoy an afternoon out at the movies during last year’s park recreation program. This year’s program is set to kick off June 4, 2012, and run through July 27, 2012. COURTESY PHOTO

The City of Borger is offering another year of its Park Recreation Program for 2012.
Borger’s Park Recreation Program is free to children in first through seventh grade. The goal of the program is to insure “each child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status.”
Park Recreation Program offers free of charge meals and snacks funded by a grant from Borger ISD.
This year’s program will kick off on June 4, 2012 and will stop July 27, 2012. Services will start at 8 a.m until 3:30, Monday through Friday.
Park Recreation Program goes by the mottos of, “Everyone needs a role model,” and” Get up, get out and get active.”
The program will also be making more bus stops to reach more children and prevent them from walking.
All activities for park recreation are planned in advance and the children can play at the park and water playground with supervision of a park recreation worker.
Some special events planned for this year include a rodeo put on by the Sheriffs Posse.
All days are planned out and are as follows:
Monday: Johnson Park Youth Center - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - drama, puppet shows, and special guests, lunch 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Borger Middle School; fun and games in the park and back to Borger Middle School at 3:15 for snack.
Tuesday and Thursday: Johnson Park Youth Center; swimming - 9:15 a.m. until 11 a.m.;lunch; back to the park for fun and games and Middle School for snack.
Wednesday: Breakfast in the park, fun and games; lunch; skating at the skating rink parents are asked to send $4 with children for skating and snacks)from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., then to Borger Middle School for snack. Friday:
Fun and games at Johnson Park Youth Center, open gym, free pool table, foosball tables and ping-pong tables; lunch, they also have special trips to movies, bowling, and etc. planned., then off to Borger Middle School for a snack.
The City of Borger provides staff members for the program and many extras, including watermelon, popcorn, popsicle, snow cones, etc. and donates facilities at Johnson Park Youth Center and its employees.
The Park Recreation Program would appreciate any donation that you could give to help make this summer special for all children. The City of Borger’s promise to you is that every penny that you donate to our program will benefit a child in need.”

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Borger News Herald
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