Rec. Dept. has busy summer schedule planned

Published 9:29 pm Friday, May 20, 2016

One of the biggest misconceptions about Selma is that there’s nothing to do. We all have heard that phrase uttered about our city, regardless what season it is.

However, each week the number of events in Selma continues to show just how untrue that statement is. Maybe at some point we’ll all get it out of our vocabulary.

The Selma Recreation Department’s summer schedule is the latest example. There’s literally something for youth to do throughout the entire summer. Although the schedule isn’t official just yet, school playgrounds and gymnasiums will be open so that children can shoot hoops and play around.

The Dinkins Pool will be back open starting on June 1, giving children a place to cool down during the hot summer months. During the summer, swimming lessons will also be taught at the pool.

The pool was completely renovated last year, thanks to donations by council members and from the Edmundite Missions.  A lot of work went into the repairs out there and were hoping to once again see a lot of children taking advantage of it being back open. The pool will be open for two sessions each day, with a cost of 50 cents per session.

The recreation department is also bringing back its tennis program, where children can learn how to play the game for free at the city’s tennis courts.

Children ages 3 and 4 can take part in T-ball and the East Selma Fish Pond is also back open, giving people of all ages a place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

When the list is put together, it’s pretty incredible just how much there is for our children to do this summer.  There’s a spot in Selma for them to learn how to swim, learn how to tennis, shoot basketball and spend the afternoon relaxing at a school playground.

For more information on the recreation department’s summer programs, call 874-2140.