October 31, 2014

Edgerton parks, rec plans many activities for kids

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton Parks and Recreation Coordinator Tegan Meadors recently announced details of a parks and recreation activity guide for the city’s residents.
During spring break, the week of March 17-21, there will be free activity days for kids.
Parks and rec will host a sports activities event at the Edgerton Elementary School field on March 17, the Monday of spring break. The event will include sports, activities, games and contests. It will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is geared to children 7 and older.
On Wednesday, March 19, an “Ultimate Games” day will be held at Martin Creek Park. This activity will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and is for ages 7 and older. Participants will enjoy popular outdoor games, with contests and prizes.
The city will host a library hangout from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 21 at the Edgerton Bank of Knowledge Library. This event is for children ages 7-10. Activities celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and spring will include craft projects and games. Kids wearing green that day will receive a prize.
The parks and recreation coordinator points out that all of these activity days are informal and no registration or fees are required. Participants just need to show up the day of the event. Meadors also said parents are encouraged to attend and stay at these events.
Meadors said he hopes lots of kids will take part in these fun and healthy events. He added that parents should call him at (913)893-6231, extension 121, if they have any questions or to check on the status of an event due to weather.
Other events for citizens in Edgerton include the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 at Martin Creek Park. The event will be hosted by the Edgerton Girl Scouts.
On Thursday, April 24, at 5:15 p.m., will be the Edgerton Elementary “Fun Run” event.
There are also senior citizen programs available in Edgerton. Every Friday, beginning March 7, seniors can take part in “Lunch and Fun” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edgerton City Hall. Bring your lunch or order your C.H.O.I.C.E meal a day in advance. The CHOICE program is the county senior lunch program. Activities for “Lunch and Fun” will include coffee, games, and puzzles, along with enjoying great company.
Seniors do not have to be enrolled in the CHOICE program to attend the “Lunch and Fun” event each Friday, but if so desired, they can enroll by calling (913)715-8886.
Johnson County Transit is also sponsoring and providing bus trips for all Edgerton residents. On May 1, there will be a trip to the Kansas City Zoo, and on June 5, there will be a trip to Crown Center in Kansas City. For more information and sign-ups, please call or drop by Edgerton City Hall.

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