Summer activities abound for children

Published 1:00am Wednesday, June 2, 2010

With the schools now closed for the summer time and the days getting hotter every day, the city of Brewton has many different activities offered for children.

The Brewton Public Library will begin offering activities each Thursday beginning June 24 through July 29 at 10 a.m.

Beginning June 24, Turtle Point director Jackie Wood will be presenting a program with animals from the local environment.

Other activities include a Wild West Show and an Electrical Safety Program presented by Southern Pine.

On July 15, Gerri McMillan with Dental Health will present a program followed by the Environmental Cooperative.

Master Magician Richard Blaine will close out the library’s programs on July 29 with a magic show.

The Brewton YMCA is also offering summer activities.

Brandee Morris, Summer Camp director at the YMCA, said camp is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week.

“We have field trips, art, activities outside, free swimming and swimming lessons,” Morris said. “We also have snack time. It is basically just what a summer camp would offer. We have games, arts and crafts and more.”

Price for the summer camp at the YMCA is $70 per week for YMCA members and $90 for non-members.

“There is also a $25 registration fee,” Morris said. “The camp will be offered from June 1 through Aug. 6.”

At Dogwood Hills, Brewton’s city pool is open the first Saturday following the last day of school and closes on or around Labor Day each year.

The pool is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to the city of Brewton’s Web site.

Also at Dogwood Hills, the splash pad is available along with Rainbow Dragon playground.

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