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Reading Recreation Commission Announces MLK Jr. Day of Service Activities

Jan 13, 2017 • by Reading Recreation Commission
Reading Recreation Commission

Reading, PA…Reading Recreation Commission announced that the organization will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by conducting activities for all RRC members on Monday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  the 3rd & Spruce Recreation Centers.  The public is invited to attend both centers.

The activities include: a craft, painting two large canvases with a “unity theme” focus, an educational activity representing the meaning of diversity, and a team building activity, including building a tower made of various materials.  Children will also read the book The Crayon Box That Talked, written by Shane Derolf.  The book is about crayons that don’t get along, but once they create a beautiful picture together, they realize that great things happen when everyone works together and cooperates.  All youth members are asked to donate a canned good to Greater Berks Food Bank or a hygiene product to Safe Berks.

Lunch will be served.   Members of both rec centers who are ages 6 to 18 can participate in the event; the student members have a school holiday on that day.

Alvernia University and Antietam High School students will assist the members with the various activities.   

About Reading Recreation Commission

The Reading Recreation Commission, a non-profit organization, is a community partnership between the City of Reading and Reading School District that provides quality programs and facilities to the residents of Reading. We provide neighborhood-based recreation, sports and learning opportunities for all ages – with an emphasis on affordable programs for children – at schools, parks, playgrounds, and at our two recreation centers located at 3rd & Spruce Sts. and 11th & Pike Sts.

Programs include youth and adult instructional sports programs and leagues (including the COR Tennis program), fitness classes, summer playgrounds, club activities, cultural arts programs, leadership programs, nutrition classes, after school care, and community special events. Our recreation services bring people together and make our community stronger.  Our staff serve as mentors to youth and provide them with opportunities to learn, feel cared for, and become engaged in sports and many other activities.  Positive recreation experiences help to build stronger communities and improve people’s lives.

Our mission: To provide quality recreation programs and facilities for the residents of Reading with a primary focus on youth programs.

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