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The next meeting of the Recreation Committee is Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The meeting is open to the public.

Upcoming activities include Squeals on Wheels Barnyard petting zoo on Sunday April 28th from 3:00-4:30 at Woodward Park.

The Committee has been working on organizing volunteers and activities for this year’s Labor Day field games. Several residents have stepped up to the plate to fill in the gaps left by Craig English’s retirement. Responsibilities will be shared and there is still considerable need for volunteers to contribute.

Summer in the Parks is well underway, with applications open for campers, volunteers, and paid staff. While there was no paid Director last year, the Committee is reverting this year to the traditional model of having a fulltime Director or two part time Directors. Applications close April 30. Last year’s special activity of an instrument “petting zoo” was a huge hit and SITP are very much open to similar suggestions. The overall trend of declining camper applications continues as more Grove children age out of the program, and SITP is accepting applications from non-Grovers to ensure the continuation of the program. Publicity of this opportunity is being restricted to word of mouth as capacity is limited.

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