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Kids can choose from many activities in summer

May 30, 2013 - Linda Lobeck
No one likes to hear from their kids that they are bored or that there’s nothing to do. When that would happen when I was younger, my parents would certainly find some type of chore for me to do. I learned quickly to keep my “boredom” to myself.

Today, kids have a wide variety of activities available from day care programs to Community Schools activities and camps and many programs at the YMCA geared for young people. In addition, there are the SAY soccer teams and a variety of baseball and softball seasons to occupy evenings all summer.

Another addition to the list is the summer food service program that is being offered again this year through the Breitung Township Schools. Breakfast and lunch is available free to anyone, age 18 and under. Children served are not only from the BTS district, but are welcome from all area school districts. Adults who bring children can also enjoy the meals at a cost of $2.75.

This is a great program to have in the community — and from what I could see last year — one that many people attended.

My hat goes off to the administration at BTS for reaching out to the community to provide this needed service during the summer months for children. And I personally got a chance to see Vicki Waterman and her staff last year putting out some great meals — so good that the lunch room at Woodland Elementary Schools was packed with children and adults at lunch time.

Breakfast is available from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. each day and lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. The program will start on Monday, June 10 and continue through Aug. 16. The program will be closed July 4-5.

During the summer activities — camps and program held at KHS, meals wall also be available at that location.

To look at a menu, check out the school channel 25, Blue Tube or pick up a menu at the Woodland cafeteria.

Making sure kids have a good meal twice a day during the summer months is a basic need that is often difficult to meet with people struggling to make ends meet as well as parents having to work and not being home to make sure their children are eating correctly.

With everything that is going on during the next couple of months, let’s hope that no child has to issue those dreaded words, “I’m bored.”


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