Sheri Samson
Tie-dying shirts was on the agenda for the recent family night experience at the local Boys & Girls Club.

The Boys & Girls Club created another family night with their monthly fun as they featured a free home-style macaroni-n-cheese supper with a groovy tie-dying project on t-shirts. Over 70 family members crowded the room, interacting with their children and learning more about the daily opportunities offered at the facility located at 525 West 9th Street, formerly known as the JPO building.

An introduction to the kid’s after-school scheduling was presented as a low cost afternoon club. The Boys & Girls Club also provides a wonderful Friday activities location as Director, Lyndsey Burall explained. Parents could tour the facility and receive literature to sign up their children, as well as learn of summer volunteer opportunities ahead for all ages. Teens are encouraged to receive credit for community volunteering and learn about scholarships offered by the national level within the organization.

“We are excited about the upcoming events and opportunities for a wide range of kids. The supportive growth our Club is quickly receiving is amazing. Our agenda of creating hands-on learning opportunities is expanding as many local, talented adults are now offering their skills to assist us. We are truly being embraced by this community to create a long-term environment that is safe and exciting for our local kids to grow in,” Burall stated.

Burall said that their “Summer Signup Kick-off” is scheduled for Friday, May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will offer a free dinner, games, face painting, free membership opportunities and free t-shirts. The club staff is asking that parents and kids try to make it out for this advance summer sign-up so the anticipation can begin.