Boys & Girls Club Happenings

Three Club members demonstrate how to have a ball.   Photo courtesy of Crystal Tyler

From Abby Franks, club director:

It’s never too early to start to think about the Festival of Trees. Dec. 2 is this year’s date, and we already have people thinking about live auction and silent auction items. First American Title just signed on to sponsor a golf-themed tree. Look for it as the event nears.

We are halfway to goal on the Back a Kid campaign. This program makes it possible to have scholarships for youth for the BG Club program while also helping with all of the operational expenses. Last year the Club provided scholarships to 32 families, and a total of 39 kids got into the Boys and Girls Club program because of the help from this campaign.

The Club had an awesome day at the Crooked Creek Walleyes Unlimited Kids’ Fishing Day. This group always impresses me. Each kid got a fishing pole, tackle box, and there were 11 boats of volunteers who took kids fishing on the lake. The Club took 32 kids and had 15 parent volunteers. It was a great day for these kids.


From Crystal Tyler, office manager:

It’s been a great first week back to school at the Club. Thanks to all for your patience as we rearranged rooms and schedules. Reminder to parents: the Club will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day.


From Tim Painter, teen director:

Reminder: Our Junior High program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Transportation will be available from the Junior High, just look for the Boys and Girls Club van in the back.

Parents must pick up their child from the Club by 6:15 p.m. High School nights are Thursdays starting at 6:45 p.m. and will wrap up about 8:15 p.m. Need to get signed up? Give us a call at the Club.


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