The Town of Poland Summer Recreation Program came to as close on Aug. 13 with a trip to Fantasy Island for participants and their chaperones. The all-day adventure was the final event of a fun-filled summer. Another field trip was to Allegany State Park, the Quaker Run area, to see the bear caves. Led by Anne Bloomquist, participants got to hike the trails and actually go inside several caves that have been used by wild life in the park. While having fun, it was also a chance to learn a bit about the natural world around us. Ms. Bloomquist shared her experience with the town youth to give them a greater appreciation for all our local area has to offer. Following the hike, there was a lunch break, followed by swimming at the Quaker Beach before the bus trip home.
The last full day at Temple School on Wednesday, Aug. 11, saw a picnic with hotdogs, beverages, snacks and desserts. A kickball game was played with youth versus staff. A fee other games burned off some energy as well. To thank the staff at Temple School for their help during the summer program, the picnic was shared with them as well.
As another season is about to begin, town of Poland residents can once again be grateful for the opportunity to have their children participate in this program. The efforts of the Town of Poland Recreation Committee on behalf of the community's junior citizens are an example of a small town at its best.
Town of Poland Summer Recreation leader Anne Bloomquist tells participants about the bear caves in Allegany State Park.