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Making Summer Fun: Livingston putting recreation plan in place

LIVINGSTON-The Livingston Director of Parks and Recreation Pat Ezell announced during the Livingston City Council meeting on Monday the plans for a summer recreation program at Jaycee Park in Livingston.

Ezell said the idea of having a summer recreation program was the brainchild of Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt. He also said Tartt really pushed him to make sure this program could be one of the very best summer programs in West Alabama.

“We have tons of events and activities for the children of Livingston,” Ezell said, “But we have a very limited number of children we can have, so it will be a first come-first serve basis.”

He said the program would start on June 7 and run through July 2. He also said the daily hours of the program were 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

“The program is open to children ages 4-12 and the cost is as follows: one child is $20, two children are $30, three children are $35, and after three children the cost is $5 per extra child,” Ezell said.

He said there is very limited space, so only the first 100 children can sign up for the summer recreation program. Here are some of the activities and events the children can look forward too participating in tennis, volleyball, badminton, ring toss, softball, jumping rope, football, baseball.

“If this program doesn’t sound like what your children would like to do then maybe they would prefer the summer art and craft program,” Ezell said.

He said Melissa Lions would teach the program and also some UWA students would be assisting her. He also said the program would be on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“The cost for the art and craft program will be $40 per child,” Ezell said.

He said that space is very, very limited for this program and only the first 35 children would be accepted into the program. He also said some of the activities the children could look forward included pencil and ink drawing, charcoal, paints, ceramics, and many other fun craft projects.

“Signups for the different summer programs will be held in May at the Community Center,” Ezell said.