Learning, Laughing and Summer Meals at Community Action

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Earlier this month, Community Action launched the Summer Activities Program for kids.  So far, we’re having a blast – laughing, learning and enjoying summer meals together.  The program runs each weekday through August 22, 11 AM to 3 PM.  The Summer Activities Program is open to school-aged children with completed permission form, signed by parent/guardian.  Younger children are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent.  Lunch is served at noon with an afternoon snack at 2:30 PM.

JR sniffs out treats for WEB

Today, Karen Soule of Cornell Cooperative Extension dropped by with JR, an Australian shepherd.  We learned that dogs have a much different sense of smell than people, and we made a new friend.

There will be many more learning activities throughout the summer.  On August 5, TG Kolb from the Watertown City Fire Department will be here with a smoke house and a lesson in fire safety.

It’s all here … games, activities, crafts, and lunch!  Come join the fun.  Call 315.782.4900, ext. 271 for more information.

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Summer Food Service Program in Full Swing!

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Watertown City School District and Community Action Planning Council teamed up to host a special celebration of the Summer Food Service Program on July 9 at Knickerbocker School.  207 children were treated to a nutritious lunch of grilled hamburgers, fresh watermelon and milk.  Thanks to our friends at Stewart’s Shops, this summer picnic included ice cream and an array of delicious toppings!

Children in Line for WebLocal agencies were on hand to share information and host special activities and games for the kids.  Thanks to our many partners for helping make this event a great success.  And special thanks to Craig, Brenda and the Food Service staff at Watertown City School District for hosting the event and doing all the cooking!

Summer meals are available now through August 22 at 25 meal sites throughout Jefferson County, sponsored by Watertown City School District and Community Action Planning Council.  The program is funded by the US Department of Agriculture with local promotional support from the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program.  For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call 315.782.4900, ext. 271.

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