The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the many activities taking place at various Taylorville Park District locations, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the club’s new meeting place, the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Guest speaker was Bailey Hancock, the Recreation Director for the Taylorville Park District, who told Kiwanis members about the year-round activities taking place in local parks. Hancock said that besides the many baseball and softball teams that play at their various fields during the summer, the Manners Park Pool and Park District Day Camp also attract lots of children.
Hancock added that some 151 children were enrolled in swimming lessons this past summer, and 20 children ages 9 to 15 enrolled in the Junior Lifeguard program. This year’s Swim Team consisted of some 75 swimmers, and the Manners Park Day Camp is always at its 50-camper limit each summer.
Hancock said that her focus this time of year, is the annual Christmas in the Park Displays thru-out Manners Park, along with events every night. This year, the park will be open for cars to view the many displays from the community, December 13th thru the 25th, with foot traffic only allowed December 12th.
Complete information on Christmas in the Park can be found on the Park District’s web site, taylorvilleparkdistrict-dot-com.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at their new meeting location, the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.