By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Attendance in Washington County's recreation programs has doubled in the last three years even though the number of programs has decreased, Washington County Recreation Superintendent Stacey McLeran told the County Commissioners Tuesday.
Attendance in 1994 in the recreation programs was 115,364, increasing to 233,830 last year, she said.
During the same time periods, the number of programs dropped from 582 to 248. McLeran said the department focused efforts on expanding popular and lucrative programs while cutting programs that did not draw participants.
McLeran said fees generated by the recreation programs cover about 45 percent of the cost of the programs, which also has increased substantially.