Watseka Park District 'Kid's Carnival' this Sunday

A 'Hero" themed Kids Carnival is on the calendar in Watseka for Sunday, May 16.   The event is from 1 - 3 pm at the Watseka Park District soccer fields.  It's a free event and open to all children 12 years and up.

The Watseka Park District is hoping for a bright and sunny day in hosting its annual Kid’s Carnival. This year’s carnival theme is “Hero” oriented in part to thank everyone for their efforts during the past year and re-enforce to our area children that there are heroes everywhere in every situation. Many of those unsung heroes will be volunteering their time and efforts to make this event a success as well.  The Park District Board states, without the volunteers we could not do this event.

The Hero themed carnival is at the Watseka Park District soccer fields next to the Administrative Center in Watseka. The outside event will insist on social distancing and hand sanitizer will be available at different locations throughout the carnival area.  In the event of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled.  The Park District will post update info on its Facebook page. 

                Summer Program Scholarships Available  ---

The Watseka Park District is pleased to announce that the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency is offering scholarships to eligible youth wishing to participate in the Watseka Park District Summer Program.

The summer program begins June 14 running thru August 6. Summer camps run Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Lunch and afternoon snack is provided. Each week of camp offers a new theme with games, activities, crafts and many opportunities to learn new things and make new friends.

Anyone interested in applying for the scholarships can contact the Watseka Park District office at 815-432-3931. Eligible families must meet federal income guidelines and provide documentation at the time of an intake interview.

“We are so pleased that we could form this partnership with the East Central Illinois Community Action to better serve the needs of our communities,” said Sherry Johnson, Executive Director of the Watseka Park District. “These scholarships will allow us to bring 25 more children into our program for the summer and provide them the opportunity to do activities and programs they might not have had the opportunity to do otherwise. This is a win-win for all concerned.”

For more information about the summer program or any of the other programs the Watseka Park District offers year round contact the park district at 815-432-3931 or visit them at watsekaparks.org or on Facebook.

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