Sheridan Youth recreation program to start Monday

SHERIDAN – The Town of Sheridan Summer Youth Recreation program begins Monday. The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday through August 8. Children and grandchildren of Town of Sheridan residents are eligible for the program. The children should be entering kindergarten through age 13.

Most days the program is held at the Sheridan Memorial Field on Center Road. Activities include weekly swimming, arts and crafts, Amazing Race, field trips including the annual favorites the tank wash and Waldameer Park, guest speakers, games, team building, a reading rewards program, survivor, and community service projects. One of the recent additions to the program is preparing a display for the Chautauqua County Fair.

Shannon Aures Karcz is the veteran program director and will be assisted by Sherry Ohl, Assistant Program Director, and a returning support staff of Tyler Steklasa, Kelsey Aldrich, and Mary Jo Pearl. Dan Sweetman is a welcome addition to our staff this year and Savannah Karcz returns in her second year as a volunteer junior staff member.

Sheridan is a unique community because children attend one of four different school districts. This makes its summer program special as children have the opportunity to make a variety of summer friends.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Sheridan Town Hall (the old St. John Bosco rectory), Yerico Farms and Hamlet Farms. While there is no fee for the program, every child must purchase a program tee-shirt for field trips and there are nominal charges for some of the activities.

For more information, contact Shannon by phone at 672-2910 or by e-mail at Walk-in registrations are welcome.

The photo attached is our group at last year’s tank wash.