Multitude of summer programs planned in Connellsville
No one will be able to say there's nothing to do in Connellsville this summer. The city's recreation board is making sure of that.
The board is making plans for various summer programs, including movie nights in East Park, a cornhole tournament, recreation programs for youth, a wine tasting contest and lots more.
The board has been hosting movies once a month in Porter Theater throughout the winter. The final movie of the session, “High School Musical,” will be shown at 1 p.m. April 14.
“We'd like to thank the Connellsville Catholic churches for sponsoring the movies,” said Vern Ohler, city street department director and member of the recreation board. “That was very nice and generous of them to do that.”
The board announced on Monday that the summer movie series will kick off on June 13 in East Park. Other dates are June 29, July 5 and 20, and Aug. 1 and 17.
“There will be posters out that will announce what the movies will be and the definite dates before the series begins,” board member Leigh Ann Lincoln said.
The board is looking for teams for a cornhole tournament that will be held June 1. Registration will begin at noon.
The tournament will be divided into two categories — “pros” and “Joes.”
Entrance fees will be $30 a team for “Joes” and $50 a team for “pros.”
“We will base the cash prizes on the amount of teams that register for the event,” Ohler said.
The board is looking for event sponsors.
For information on the tournament, call 724-628-2020, ext. 301.
The board is making plans for its summer youth recreation program. Sponsors are needed.
The program is set to kick off June 17. Activities may include golf, basketball, tennis and flag football. They will be held in various parks throughout the city.
In May, the board plans to host a wine tasting contest. It will be held at 6 p.m. May 25.
The event will be held in Porter Theater. The board is taking applications from anyone interested in entering wines into the competition.
There is no entry fee to submit wines. Admission will cost $10 a person or $18 a couple for tickets purchased ahead of time, or $12 a person and $20 a couple at the door.
For information on the wine tasting or for entry forms, call 724-628-0107.
The board is starting an Adopt a Park program.
“They (participants) could pick up litter, which would be a big help to us,” Ohler said.
Any organizations or groups that are interested can call Ohler at 724-628-2020, ext. 301.
The board is encouraging groups and individuals to participate in a community-wide cleanup on May 18. Members of the board will be working in Woodruff Park and South Side Park.
An organized cleanup and painting event will be held that day in South Side Park.
Those who are interested in helping with the cleanup and painting at the park should contact Ptacek@zoominternet.net.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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