Building Community, Changing Lives and Making Memories Meeting the Needs of the Community, One Program at a Time!
As a department, we close out the last two months of 2020 with a commitment to our focus on the future and our ability to restore a sense of normalcy by providing safe opportunities and quality experiences through recreation. We believe that the challenges that we, as community, currently face only elevates the significance of the role our department plays in strengthening our community.
A great deal of our program planning time is spent on evaluating our ability to safely manage risks related to COVID-19. Thanks to the diligence and planning of my staff, I am proud to say that we have been able to safely open and operate our Aquatic Facility this past summer, provide Before and After School Child Care, Summer Youth Camps, Fitness Classes, Adult Recreation, Enrichment Programs and even, most recently, a Family Fun Night, without a single reported case of COVID-19. We will not offer a program or event that we are not confident in our ability to successfully manage the risks related to COVID-19. Because of this, we have made the decision to not offer our annual Christmas Parade & Festival this year. This was a difficult decision, but one that we believe is in the best interest of the community. However, to encourage and create a sense of excitement around Christmas for the youth, we will be bringing back our Santa Connection-Phone Call from Santa’s Helpers program.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to read through this Leisure Times Activity Guide. As a result of COVID-19, a majority of our programs now have reduced participant limits and are available on a first come, first serve basis. We offer a licensed Before and After School Child Care Program, Youth and Family Oriented Programs, and Exercise and Fitness classes throughout the day and much, much more! Act now, so that you don’t miss out on a great opportunity! As always, we appreciate your support and we value the opportunity that we have to make a positive difference in our community. James A. Smith, Jr.