To the editor:
The Central PA Youth Ministries and Mifflin County Communities That Care held our first-ever "Summer Youth Activities Fair" on March 2 at the Mifflin County Middle School in Lewistown. There were 30 community organizations who participated in this event to share their summer activities with local parents.
We would like to sincerely thank the following for participating in this fair: The Mifflin County School District, the middle-school students who ran the concession stand, 4-H / Penn State Extension in Mifflin County, Art Alliance of Central PA in Lemont, Barrville Mennonite Church, Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Calvary Bible Church, Central Keystone Football and Cheer League, Central PA Youth Ministries, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Discovery Space of Central PA of State College, Fayette Area Lions Den, Grace Covenant Church, The Hartman Center, the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, Hide-n-Seek Christian Day Care, Juniata Valley Visitor's Bureau, Juniata Valley YMCA, Kish Park in Derry Township,
Lincoln Caverns, LUMINA Center, Mach One Slalom Kayak Team, McCann Dance Academy, Middlecreek Area Community Center, Mifflin County Library, Mifflin County Youth Baseball, Milton Hershey School, The Mifflin County Playground Association, the PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, Studio Thirty-Two School of Dance, and Trinity United Church of Christ. Thank you to the representatives from these organizations who gave up their Saturday to provide information to parents.
We thank the following for their generous donations to this event: Five Points Screen Printing, Make it Personal Embroidery, Mifflin County High School's School Store, Strohecker's Screenprinting, T&J's Instant Replay, Vince's Pizza, 4-H / Penn State Extension in Mifflin County and the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA.
Thank you also goes to Trinity Packaging Corp for donating the plastic bags to help parents gather all their information as they browsed the displays.
As you can see, there are opportunities for summer activities for youth - more than people realize. For a more complete listing of organizations that offer summer youth activities please contact Mifflin County Communities That Care at 242-3070, ext 307.
Mifflin County Communities That Care