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Village of Central Square & Town of Hastings
Summer Recreation Program


About the Program:

The Village of Central Square and Town Of Hastings Summer Recreation Program for 2016 is scheduled to run Tuesday July 5th through August 12, 2016 (M-F) from 9am-noon at Goettel Park in Central Square.

To attend the program, children must reside in the Village of Central Square or Town of Hastings and be between the ages of 5-13 years old. The recreation program is six weeks of games, sports, crafts, entertainment, educational fun and so much more in a safe, friendly and secure environment!

If you missed the registration night or parents meeting you can still register if you meet the guidelines. Please bring to the village office or recreation a copy of current shot records, including doctors name/address/phone and a current photo (for each child registering for the program). Then you can fill out a registration form. All paperwork must be complete and on file before a child may participate.

We are also still looking for responsible, enthusiastic volunteer counselors. You must be at least 16 years old. A job application can be acquired at the village of central square or contact the recreation director.

Information is also available through the Village of Central Square Office. Questions? Please contact village at 668-2558

2015 Recreation Staff

rec staff

Recreation Director: Johanna Evans (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015)

Recreation Specialist: Holly Machuga (Rec. Leader 1-2011, 2012, 2013, Specialist-2014,2015)

Recreation Leader II: Jeremy Brewster (Rec. Leader I-2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Rec. Leader II-2014,2015)

Recreation Leader I’s: Courtney Snyder (2012, 2013, 2014), Brandon Reise (2011, 2012, 2014), Zachary VanAllen (CIT-2011, Rec. I-2012, 2013, 2014,2015), Lukas Evans (CIT-2012, Rec. I-2013, 2014,2015), Kyle McAfee (2014,2015) Richard Howley (CIT-2012, 2013, Rec. I-2014,2015), Julia Evans (2015), Scott Machuga  (CIT/Leader I-2015), and Madeline Perry (CIT-2012, 2013, Rec. I-2014,2015)

CIT's: Kara Avery (2013, 2014,2015), Ginger VanAllen (2014,2015) and Meagan Dean (2014)

Recreation Trustee: Heather Stevens (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015)

Recreation Program Enrollment Application

Recreation Enrollment Checklist

Recreation Employment Application

Recreation Parent Handbook

Youth Recreation Employee Handbook

Authorized Pick Up List Form

Authorization to Walk or Bike to/from Recreation Program Form

Photo release

Summer Recreation Permission for Sunscreen

Common Characteristics of Children

Safety Plan

History on Recreation program
It is believed the recreation program was first officially run (Organized) in 1947 by Bill Hoeppel. In 1948 the program was run by the Men’s Club. There is little information or documentation on its early years.

However, one event which is well documented was the second annual Pet Show held July 22, 1949. The Central Square recreation commission had a good turnout of children and pets at the second annual pet show, held in the auditorium of the high school. Prizes were awarded to the boys and girls plus special awards. Steve Glenn took first place with a 69 year old parrot, William Glenn second place with his turtle and Millard Murphy took third with his duck (Quack Quack). For the girls, Dorothy Goldsmith took first with a beagle dog, Patty Kimberly second with a toy bull and third to Mary McMahon and Susy Newman for their baby chicks.

Special awards went to the following pets and owners; Smartest Linda Dunham’s Water Spaniel, Largest was William Hegarty’s Chow, Smallest to Mary Coville’s mud turtle, Prettiest to Betty Frank’s cat and Dumbest to Priscilla Hoeppel’s Cocker Spaniel.

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