Friday, July 19, 2013
By ABBY SLANKER
The annual Canfield City Summer Park Program was offered for Canfield Local School students or city and township residents who have completed kindergarten through age 12 at Greasel Park June 10-28. The Canfield Park Board sponsors the program, which is free of charge. Colette Frazzini, Stephanie Ensley and Teddi Frazzini were the program counselors for the up to 57 children who attended the program.
“We had a range of kids attending daily from 44 to 57. The rainy weather was a factor this year, so it pretty much depended on the weather as to how many kids attended,” Colette Frazzini said.
Children attending the program were able to play on the playground at the park, play kickball, do crafts and activities, hula hoop and play board games. Speakers were invited to the park on certain days, including the Canfield Police and the Mahoning County Green Team. The children went on field trips to the library, Cocca’s Pizza and Dairy Queen.
The children also enjoyed special days, such as Water Day, during which attendees were told to wear their bathing suits and bring water toys. The Canfield Fire Department came to the park and hosed the participants down with their fire hoses.
A Hot Dog Day was offered with hot dogs provided and cooked on the grill for lunch with the children bringing a side dish to share, and a Pizza Day was scheduled, during which the children were to supply their favorite toppings and a snack to share.
On the last day of the program, attendees met at the Mill Creek MetroParks Experimental Farm for a guided tour of the farm.