Friday, August 15, 2003
Carlisle Summer Fun concludes another season for Carlisle youths
Report on the RecCom Workreation program
What do you get when you combine teenagers with senior citizens and Carlisle Summer Fun? It's the newest Carlisle Recreation Program called Workreation. The program was designed by Recreation Co-Directors Cindy Nock and Jan Deyoe to achieve several objectives: Bring teenagers and senior citizens together, share a skill, and use that skill to give back to the community.
Were the objectives met? "We knew there would be a lot of work getting the program up and running with enough momentum to take hold and keep going" said Cindy Nock. "We really didn't know if the program was going to be worthwhile but we were very lucky when we hired Courtney Bryan, a recent CCHS graduate to work with the teens. Courtney came through with a real 'can- do' attitude."
Another group of teenagers joined the effort halfway through the summer and learned gardening and yard work skills from Eunice Knight. Conner Smith, Tyler Smith, Amy Goodale, Lauren Lamere, and Alyse Vellturo helped Eunice in her yard by mowing, weeding, transplanting and pruning. "They did more in one day than I could have done in weeks," said Eunice, who not only showed them how to do the yard work but treated them to ice cream at Kimball's after a hot day of work. The teens
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