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By Josh King
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

With summer rapidly approaching, Donegal Township supervisors spent their recent meeting discussing several warm-weather programs to be offered to area youths.

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 to start June 9 and run weekdays through June 20. Second class begins June 23 and will run on weekdays through July 3.

“We need more participation for these programs,” said Tom Stull Jr., board 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 participate in the activities for free, 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.

In addition, supervisors said the Acme Summer Arts & Crafts Program will be held 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. 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,” he 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 hope to be completed in a few weeks,” he added.

In other business, the board received 35-mph 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.

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