The Parks & Recreation Department has had a happy Holiday season by teaming up with Santa and hosting a visit Santa night with over 100 children who came to sit with Santa and tell him their wishes for Christmas. Along with the festivities 200 full size Christmas and 20 table-top trees were sold. Santa also followed up with over 50 children in the community with a personalized phone call one cheerful evening.
Programming has been going fairly well despite the troubled times of COVID. Our Before and After school care has been moving along steadily with our dedicated staff and has only had a few bumps with children being close contacts or came down with the virus. Because of our safe procedures the number of close contacts stayed at a minimum allowing the program to continue for the rest of the children.
Basketball season started and has been a popular activity for many. We are hosting programs for grades K-6th . We are following the school’s protocols on mask wearing being mandatory inside during our programs which has been successful in keeping participants as healthy as possible.
We have more programs starting after the holiday school break which we are looking forward to. With the winter weather sneaking up on us, we are also excited to offer our Outdoor Skate Nights as soon as the ice is safe to skate on and rent out our cross-country skis, snowshoes, and skates for those winter adventurers! I know this isn’t very popular for some people but we are excited for the snow to come!! Enjoy the winter and get outside and experience some adventures!