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Jerusalem summer recreation program a great success

The featured speakers at the Aug. 15 Jerusalem Town Board meeting brought some welcome good news. Bev Eggleston, Summer Recreation Program Director for Jerusalem for over 20 years, and three of her day campers, Wyatt Walters and Grace & Blake Roberts, reported on the great success of this year’s summer recreation program at Keuka Lake State Park.

Approximately 75 children were enrolled this year, with an average daily attendance well over 40. Wyatt reported on his favorite activities, including dodgeball, lacrosse, and field trips to places like Seabreeze and Watkins Glen State Park. He also praised the staff and all they do for the kids. Robert enjoyed those, too, despite his broken arm, and his sister Grace displayed one of the umbrellas they painted on a craft day.

Other activities included “Mystery Mondays,” blind taste tests, dance offs, and a trust walk. The kids were also thrilled by several bald eagle sightings at the park. Eggleston reports that 100 percent of the evaluation surveys came back positive, which was echoed by Board Member Ray Stewart saying his grandchildren loved it and would be going back next year.

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