LaGrange Communities Youth Centers, Inc.
To the Editor:
The LCYC was once again able to conduct a summer day camp program for county youth. Three one-week camps were offered to students from 2nd to 7th grade. Campers were treated to a variety of activities at no cost. These activities included pottery making, with kids creating both hand-sculptured pieces and projects using the pottery wheel. They enjoyed canoeing, a new experience for many of the campers, visits to local parks, arts and crafts, and swimming. The LCYC is grateful to the many community members who took time out of their day to volunteer their time and expertise.
The LCYC would like to thank Cheri Perkins and the LaGrange County Area Transit (LCAT) who provided transportation for the camps. This required stops all around the county, including Topeka, Shipshewana, Wolcottville, Howe and LaGrange. This was certainly no easy task, and the LCYC appreciates the cooperation and assistance of Cheri and the LCAT drivers.
We would also like to thank John and Jesslyn Senecal and the Trading Post in Mongo for the opportunity to introduce canoeing and the beauty of the Pigeon River to our campers.
The LCYC was able to offer all of these wonderful experiences to our campers free of charge thanks to generous grants from the LaGrange County Community Foundation, the LIFE group, and REMC.
Finally, The LCYC would like to thank the LaGrange County Parks Department for their thoughtful cooperation. Camp activities included days at Delt Church Park, Pine Knob, and Dallas Lake Park. Mike Metz and his staff work tirelessly to keep these parks clean and safe for everyone. LaGrange County is truly blessed to have such amazing facilities.