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Summer Fun in the City

Photography by Susan L. Angstadt

Jul 17, 2020

Kids across the city of Reading are finding fun ways to spend hot summer days.

Hula hooping lessons are just one of the outdoor activities offered by Barrio Alegria, a community development organization that utilizes art as a platform for change. Instructor Morgan Thomas shared her talent and brought lots of smiles as participants tested their skills and honed some new tricks. This program is made possible in part by support from Berks County Community Foundation.

The 4th weekly “Wacky Water Wednesday” popped up at Oakbrook Homes, and offered a refreshing break this week as temperatures soared. Mayor Eddie Moran made a guest appearance, too! This program, in which a sprinkler device is attached to hydrants to create a play space each week, is made possible by The Reading Recreation Commission, and Reading Area Water Authority with assistance from the City of Reading Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments.


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