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Program means fun for Bayside kids
by Tim Delaney
May 11, 2013 | 1199 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A group of Bayside women met to finalize plans for Bayside's first summer program on Monday, May 6. The program, with kickoff May 23 at the Bayside Community Center, offers numerous fun activities for youth over the summer. Above, Angel Gonce, in green, tries out a toy, workable bow and arrow. Youngsters will enjoy learning about archery, but older youth will get familiar with compound bows. Others around the table, from left, are Juliet Brown, Margaret Babb, Jeannie Dahl, Ginger Pope, Pat Torres, Nancy Henderson and Sarah Robbins. Not pictured is Sally Crofutt and Liz Massey-Kimmel.
A group of Bayside women met to finalize plans for Bayside's first summer program on Monday, May 6. The program, with kickoff May 23 at the Bayside Community Center, offers numerous fun activities for youth over the summer. Above, Angel Gonce, in green, tries out a toy, workable bow and arrow. Youngsters will enjoy learning about archery, but older youth will get familiar with compound bows. Others around the table, from left, are Juliet Brown, Margaret Babb, Jeannie Dahl, Ginger Pope, Pat Torres, Nancy Henderson and Sarah Robbins. Not pictured is Sally Crofutt and Liz Massey-Kimmel.
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BAYSIDE – The first ever summer program for Bayside youth was finalized by organizers on Monday, May 7.

The program is for all Bayside youth and some who live outside the city limits – a total of about 65 kids.

And the program will occur on various dates over the summer, according to Margaret Babb, one of the group of women organizers.

Kids always say they have nothing to do during the summer, and now there will be plenty of fun activities in store for them, according to Pat Torres, one of the organizers.

More than 35 letters were sent out to every family, and signs and notices will be posted of the upcoming program, according to Jeannie Dahl, another of the organizers.

To kickoff the program, a free pizza party is scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 23 at the Bayside Community Center.

Parents must accompany youth to the pizza party. Tables will be set up where youth can sign up for the various activities, which are free.

Youth can sign up for these activities, which are scheduled June 11-12, June 25, July 1, July 4, and Aug. 6: archery (young kids and older kids levels), arts and crafts, casting (fishing) and knot tying, cheer leading, crabbing, Fennessey Ranch tours, float decoration (float will be in the Fourth of July Parade) with the theme “Roaring into the Future,” outdoor cooking, pool tournament and indoor fun, including games, sno cones, watermelons and tin disc punching, as well as a balloon toss.

“We’re hoping to make this an annual event,” said Dahl.

Donations are still being accepted for the program with the idea that all activities will be free to the youth.

To make a donation, phone Dahl at 361-944-4792 or email Babb at ml.babb@yahoo.com – an account has been set up for the Bayside Summer Program at First Convenience Bank housed in the Portland H-E-B for the program.
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