‘Say Yes’ Summer Camp Celebration August 7

August 17, 2009

‘Say Yes’ Summer Camp Celebration Friday, August 7, at Thornden Park

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nearly 700 “Say Yes to Education” summer camp students will demonstrate new skills they have learned, talents they have developed and creativity they have unleashed throughout their “Say Yes” summer camp experiences that began in early July.

On Friday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., presentations will be held throughout Thornden Park, including plays, mock elections, African drumming, art exhibits, dance performances, culinary activities, sports competitions and more.

In addition, “Say Yes” campers who participated in a “My Community” class at Van Duyn School will present the money they raised through a penny drive to help pay for a new playground for Van Duyn School after it was vandalized last month. Campers from Elmwood School who participated in an entrepreneur class will set up a lemonade stand at the celebration to raise funds for the Van Duyn playground as well.

Liehs & Steigerwald will be on site offering food and drink for purchase. The public is invited to attend and should enter the park through the Beech St. entrance.