"Get Movin'" 3K RUN/WALK
"Get Movin'" 3K will be Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Richard Aguirre (Pool) Park. Registration at 8:30 AM and the Run/Walk willl begin at 9:00 AM. Prizes are awarded at the end of the event. Last year's sponsors included POJO's, Bogus Basin, Wahooz, Fitness First, Jackson St. Sweets, Roaring Springs,Paul's Market, Power Bar, and many more. All ages are encouraged to participate and then attend the Children's Health Fair on the hosptal grounds immediately after.
WECRD’S David Freer Memorial "Let’s Play" Grant Program Awards Funds
to Nine Mtn. Home Youth Activity Organizations
The David Freer Memorial Let’s Play grant program was formed by the WECRD and David Freer as a way to help deserving sports programs for youth in the greater Mountain Home area. For 2013, the Board allocated $15,000 for grant funding for the Let’s Play program. A committee of local residents was formed to oversee the selection process for awarding grant applicants. The Let’s Play Board members for 2013 are Nikki Markham, David Abrahamson, and Doug Belt.
Nine youth activity organizations applied for the grants in 2013. After review of the applicants, the grant committee determined that all eight organizations met the criteria set forth in the application process. These organizations, with their combined efforts, have reached approximately 800 kids in the last year. The committee felt that all of the organizations that applied for the grants were in need of and deserving of financial assistance and that the distribution of the Let’s Play funds will assist these organizations in accomplishing their goals.
At the Februay 19, 2013 Special Board Meeting, the WECRD approved adopting the recommendations of the Let’s Play committee and awarded grants as follows:
These organizations will be required to prepare a final report to the WECRD on how the funds were used.
Board Meeting Time Change:
Beginning April 26, 2012, The Western Elmore County Recreation District has changed the time of their regular Board meetings to 7:00 p.m., the second Thursday of every month.
The WECRD office, located at 245 East 6th South (next to the potato processing plant) is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Depending on staffing availability, there will be other days and times the office will be open, but not on a regular basis. It is suggested that people should call the office at 580-2377 or stop by to check if the office is open on non-scheduled days.