Whitehall Parks begin busy summer schedule

Even with a tight budget, Whitehall Parks are gearing up for a busy summer.  

The summer playground program will start later than normal, and the hours have been adjusted, but the program will be available.

Beginning July 7, the drop-in program at John Bishop Park’s John LaCorte Amphitheater will begin Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Aug. 8.  It will provide children between the ages of 6-18 the opportunity to participate in organized recreational and educational activities. Summer playground leaders will supervise activities such as sports, arts and crafts and educational programs to name a few. A free lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. daily.

This is not a day camp. Children may come and go as they choose. Leaders will be responsible for supervising the children actively participating in the scheduled programming, and they will leave at 2 p.m.  They are not responsible for children choosing to stay at the park after that time.

Concerts & movies in the park

The following is the schedule for concerts in the park and coordinating activities that will be at the amphitheater:

•June 21 – 6 p.m. Buckeye Brass; at dusk movie – "Alvin & The Chipmunks"

•July 12 – 4 p.m. – Farmer’s Market; 6 p.m. – Kay Carter Band; at dusk movie – "Ratatouille"

•July 19 – 6 p.m. – Cyndi Black Band; at dusk movie – "Enchanted"

•July 26 – 4 p.m. Farmer’s Market;6:30 p.m. – Michael Rose Band; at dusk movie – "Bee Movie"

•Aug. 9 – Family Fun Day: 4 p.m. – Farmer’s Market; 7 p.m. – Olde Cellar Band

For information call 863-0121.

Community celebration

•The Whitehall Community Celebration Association is taking applications for male and female citizens of the year. They must be a resident of Whitehall and must also be involved as a volunteer in Whitehall or elsewhere. Call Linda Luft Jones at 302-9825.

•Beautiful Baby Pageant will be at 10:30 a.m. on June 28; Little Miss Whitehall 1:30 p.m. June 28; Junior Miss Whitehall 4:30 p.m. on June 28; Young Miss Whitehall 6:30 p.m. on July 1; and Miss Whitehall at 6:30 p.m. on July 2.  For  information, contact Anna Farrow at 353-2311.

•This year’s parade marshals will be Monica Day and Dominek Hixon. Day is the traffic reporter for WCMH Channel 4 News and Hixon is local Super Bowl hero with the New York Giants. Day graduated from Whitehall Yearling High School in 2000 and Hixon in 2002.

The parade will step off at 10 a.m. on July 4 at the intersection of Broad and Yearling, continue south on Yearling, east on Langley and ends at Bishop Park.

Carnival midway will be open July 2 and 3 from 6-11 p.m. and Friday noon until 10 p.m.  Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.  All activities will be at John Bishop Park.  

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