Memorial Recreation Center to hold banquet
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer
For 22 years, the Memorial Recreation Center has been a place where children of the Jonathan Street community could go for after-school activities, tutoring programs, games and community-sponsored events.
An open house and awards banquet will be held there Friday to pay tribute to the employees and volunteers who help keep the center running.
The center serves about 50 children a week in the winter and 100 a week during the summer months, said Director Ruth Ann Monroe.
"The center is good for the community. The children need a place to go" for constructive activities, she said.
The celebration will continue Saturday with an evening of games, music, food, karate demonstrations and vendors at Wheaton Park on North Street.