St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Did you survive? Did you over do it on eating the corned beef and cabbage? Drink your favorite green beverage? Upon entering the Y on Tuesday morning I pleasantly observed tiny green footprints and gold glitter on the floor leading to the Y preschool area. The leprechauns were visiting the children and because of a hole in his treasure bag left gold nuggets in the play ground for the children to gather ala the Easter egg hunt. A fine time was had by all the preschool students and a few parents who stopped by to help out. The leprechauns played tricks on the teachers and students by hiding things like shoes, toys, blankets, dancing on mats and leaving little tiny footprints on the children’s faces and arms while they slept. All in all, it was a great day.
Two events are scheduled this weekend.
Tonight is a youth social for grades 3-4-5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dottie Weiner Pool pavilion. Plenty of fun music, food and games will be held. Tickets are $12 at the gate.
Saturday at 11 a.m. is the scheduled running of the 14th annual Dottie’s Duck Derby at the Y Duck Pond (the pool). Come on out and cheer on your duck to win cash for you for placing first, second or third. The pool will be open again at 1 p.m. for swimming. The Duck Derby helps raise funds for the Aquatics program.
Don’t delay in signing up for the following programs;
- The next session of Junior Tennis begins March 23.
- Cheerleading classes for the spring start on March 27
- Spring Adventure Camp begins April 6 through the 13th
- Mah Jongg classes will be offered in April starting Thursday, April 2.
- Computer classes for Adults will be offered also in April. Stay tuned.
- Swim lessons with Dottie starts April 13
Volunteers are needed for the Taste of Marco on April 26 at The Esplanade. Download a volunteer form on line at www.marcoislandymca.org or stop by the customer service desk.
Summer Camp 2009 is coming! Get ready to register your child for a summer of fun games, activities, sports and specialty camps. Details will be announced soon. Watch this space for complete details.
Thank you for your support of the Greater Marco Family YMCA. We do appreciate you! Hope to see you at the Y.