Spring-break activities set for next week

    The "family friendly" activities which proved to be so popular during spring break last year are returning, Chris Krull of the sponsoring city-county parks and recreation department informed city council at its meeting Tuesday night.
    County schools will be on spring break starting with the dismissal of classes this Friday and all manner of activities are planned for five consecutive days next week, Monday through Friday.
    Swimming, pinata painting, bowling, frisbee golf, tumbling and other activities in the gym, along with movies, bingo, a pajama party, Lego building, a beach party and much more.
    Free lunches also will be available, provided by North Adams Food Service through its government-funded program.
    The week-long program was "very well attended" last year, Krull pointed out, with 910 visits.
    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Monday, youngsters may come to St. Mark's Church to get a "passport," complete with photo. The passports are to be taken to each event, Krull said. Anyone who can't attend Monday can get an unfinished passport at any of the activities.
    Each day of the week except Monday will carry the name of a nation: Mexico, Australia, South Africa, and England.
    Many of the activities are in Decatur, but some are in Geneva and Berne.
    Parents are not required to attend, but are encouraged to do so, Krull said.
    All activities are listed on the department's website and brochures with the activities are available at all schools, librariesm, churches, and the Boys and Girls clubs, according to Krull.
    Anyone with questions is urged to call 724-2520.