Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Extended Holiday Hours at the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center This Week!

Posted by: Noël Jones

The Boys and Girls Club Teen Center has extended their hours for their holiday schedule, and there are opportunities to volunteer by reading stories aloud to children on Thursday and Friday this week from 11:00am - 3:00 pm. Please see the remainder of the holiday schedule below:

Tuesday & Wednesday, 12.21.10 & 12.22.10: Programs hours at the Easton Teen Center have been extended to operate: 1:00pm to 9:00pm.
Wednesday, 12.22.10: the Club's Annual Kids Holiday Extravaganza Party for youth members 5-12 years of age, takes place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with Festive food and activities, gifts galore and a visit from Santa.

Thursday, 12.23.10 & Friday, 12.24.10: During the Holiday school break, and especially in support of working families, Club program hours are extended with operations 9:00am until 5:00pm.  On Thursday the Club will offer a kids’ ‘Read Out Loud’ session between 11:00am & 3:00pm, and offer club members a free children’s book fair. Club kids presenting a report card can earn a book or two of their choice. In addition, the Club is seeking volunteers from the community to be ‘Readers’ for the youth ‘Read Out Loud’ session: if interested call, Dean Young on 484 239 2075.
Friday, 12.24.10, Christmas Eve: The Boys & Girls Club collaborates with the Spirit of the Lehigh Valley 18th Annual holiday Dinner event.  Registered families depart from the Easton Teen Center1101 Northampton Street, at 10:00am or 2:00pm, to the Holiday Inn Conference Center(Fogelsville) for spectacular festive entertainment, dinner and dessert, a visit by Santa, gifts and more!
Saturday, 12.25.10, Christmas Day: The Boys & Girls Club of Easton and the Easton Teen Center are closed for the Holiday Celebration.  Merry Christmas to all!
During the week commencing December 27th the club’s extended operations hours are:
• Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 – 9:00am until 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 – 9:00am until 5:00pm
Thursday, December 30th, 2010 – 9:00am until 5:00pm
Friday, December 31st, 2010 - Closed New Year’s Eve
Saturday, January 1, 2011 – Closed New Year’s Day
For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Easton’s photo opportunities and programs contact Dean Young, Executive Director, at 610 253 5846, or email stars@fast.net
G. Dean Young, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Easton - GREAT Futures Start Here!
P.O. Box 741, Easton,  PA 18044-0741
Office Phone: 610 253 5846
Fax: 610 253 6041


tunsie said...

This is all about TIME.If the child has time there will be people on every turn to teach them WRONG THINGS.we have to use that time to teach them Right THings.It takes a village,not just 2 parents.I know a prominent person in the city who use to frequent the boys club....We cant let those young lives slip through our hands...THEY are our FUTURE people....tunsie

noel jones said...

"it takes a village"--tunsie, you're right--and this is a great opportunity for people to take an hour to get to meet the kids in the community themselves--to make a personal connection and have a positive impact on youth in our community.

I would love it if anyone who takes part in this could post a comment about the experience afterward...