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Donegal Township promotes slated summmer programs

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

With summer rapidly approaching, Donegal Township's board of supervisors spent its annual monthly meeting discussing a number of warm-weather programs to be offered to area youth.

Supervisors spoke of several activities scheduled to take place throughout the summer months in conjunction with Mt. Pleasant Township's arts and crafts recreation program and its annual swim program, which will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School swimming pool. For beginner swimmers, there are learn-to-swim classes, with the first class of that kind scheduled to start June 9 and run on weekdays through June 20. The second class starts June 23 and will run on weekdays through July 3.

“We need more participation for these programs,” said Tom Stull Jr., the board's chairman.

The programs encourage physical activity and help kids get out of the house, he added.

Children living in the township and in Donegal Borough are welcome to take part in the activities free of charge, said Trudy Harkcom, the township's secretary. Those interested in details regarding program registration, class time options and other information are asked to call 724-423-6812.

The board also said the Acme Summer Arts & Crafts Program will be held from June 9 through July 17 at the pavilion at Acme United Methodist Church. Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays within that time frame. Children participating are asked to bring a bag lunch.

Supervisor Dan Pribisco also asked area motorists to be mindful of road crews while driving through the township. “Please extend your courtesy to crews working on the roads this year,” Pribisco said.

There are a number of road projects that will be going on this summer, Stull said.

“There is the one on Ridge Road, which we to be completed in a few weeks,” he added.

In other business, the board this week received 35-mile per hour speed limit signs from Walsh Equipment Inc. of Prospect for installation along state Route 31 near state Route 381 in Jones Mills.

“That's for the Indian Creek Valley Hiking Trail where the trail intersects Route 31,” Stull said.

Josh King is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.