By Danielle Nelson
*This article is posted on The Express Times website.
Members of Freehand Murals group guide neighborhood children through creating a mural as part of Summer Nights program in 2011 at Centennial Park. (Express-Times File Photo)Thunderstorms and high temperatures will no longer be a problem for Easton’s Summer Nights program.
Weed and Seed’s Summer Nights program will partner with the Easton Area Community Center to host the summer program at the center’s 901 Washington St. location.
Laura Accetta, the Weed and Seed site coordinator, said the program will change its location because of the growing number of kids who attend. Accetta estimates about 125 kids and about 50 to 75 adults attended the program every night last year at Centennial Park in Easton’s West Ward.
“There were so many people out there that we didn’t have enough tables and chairs for everybody to sit on,” Accetta said.
Now that the program will be indoors with enough seats for everyone, organizers won’t have to consider canceling on certain evenings.
“Last year, there were a couple of nights where it was dangerous because of bad storms or 105 degrees outside,” Accetta said. “We had to cancel the program.”
During the summer, the program plans to offer educational and recreational activities for children.
Accetta said that on Mondays kids will be able to pick free books in the community center’s reading room. Participants will work on mural paintings on Tuesdays, while on Wednesdays Easton police will be on hand to teach kids about bike and community safety.
The Kellyn Foundation will be at the center every Thursday making recipes with the kids.
The program runs 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Summer Nights begins June 23 and runs through Aug. 21.
For more information about the Weed and Seed program or Summer Nights, call the Weed and Seed office at 610-438-2680.
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