The City of Batavia Summer Recreation Program (Parks Program) has begun and a flurry of activity can be seen at any of the five parks included in the city’s Parks Program.
Each year, along with all of the other programs and activities, the program sponsors a Community Service Day for all of the children to volunteer and give something back to their community. This year’s Community Service Project is scheduled for July 17th with all of the parks participating.
There will be a community-wide can/bottle drive to raise money for the “Get Fit Program,” which is a fitness and nutrition program for families in Genesee County, sponsored by the Healthy Children and Families Coalition.
We live in a very supportive and generous area -- Batavia and Genesee County is a “Community of Good Neighbors,” so if anyone would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please feel free to deliver your cans or bottles to any of the parks (Farrall, John Kennedy, Lambert, Williams, Lions) on or before July 17 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at the Batavia Youth Bureau, located at 12 MacArthur Drive.
Program sponsors will make sure the donations are delivered to the parks. The kids and the rec leaders from each park will visit homes in their park’s neighborhoods on July 13 and 16 to deliver fliers door to door asking for donations, which are planned to be picked up on July 17.
If you will not be home but would like to donate, you can leave bags of cans/bottles on your porch to be picked up on July 17.
If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please call the Youth Bureau at 345-6420. Thank you for your anticipated assistance and support!