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Theaward recognizes peoplewho
demonstrate the followingqualities:
- amanorwomanwhoexemplifies the true
spirit of Americanism, it’s ideals, loveof
flagandcountry, regardless of race, color
or creed;
- goodcitizenshipbycarryingout these
principles, oftenbeyondwhat is expected;
- service to thecommunity signifiedby
excellence in lifeof purposeandaccom-
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MONDAY, AUG. 17th, 2015
Byron’s Summer Rec Program
not only was founded by volun-
teers, but onThursday,August 6,
2015, childrenattending thatpro-
gram did their own volunteering
project. The childrenwere under
thewatchful eyeof ‘MissEmily’
VanEenwyk, theirrec leaderfrom
the very start. The idea of giving
back to the community started
with founder, LauraPlatt.
The rec programwas a vision
of Platt’s who saw a vital need
for someorganizedactivitiesand
fun for the children in her little
Town of Byron. Eight years ago
andwith the help of Debra Lea-
ton, TownClerk, Platt’s ideawas
realized. “The program has ben-
efited from somuch community
support,” said Platt. The town’s
children, most of whom are able
towalk to the program, which is
located in theparkbehind theFire
Department inByronareengaged
inorganizedactivities from10am
- 2 pmMonday –Friday.
“This year we were lucky
enough to offer free lunches
to the kids!” Platt said. The
Byron-Bergen School cafeteria
received a grant allowing them
to provide the meals and Platt
calls inacount in theamand then
picks them up at the school. She
delivers the healthymeals to the
site at noontime.
In addition to the usual su-
pervised activities, the children
also attended several field trips
including,visiting theErieCanal,
the Genesee County Park, and
Fantasy Island. They also went
bowlingandmadea fewwalking
trips to the park in town.
“Volunteerismgot thisprogram
upandrunning,and it’s important
tome thatchildrenexperience the
every year she and Miss Emily
find a worthy project. This year
19 children ranging in age from
5 to 15 and three rec leaders
walked a quarter mile to Byron
Mobile Home Park. On the way
theypassed through thecemetery
where they spotted a frog, and
lotsofsnailsandslugswhich they
all examined. They finally came
to the home of Charles Lyman,
a Navy veteran in his 80s. Once
there the group proceeded to
clean the moss and debris from
thesidingofhishouse.When the
group took an ice cream break
JordynPlatt, one of the rec lead-
ers, explained that she had once
lived in that same house. Mr.
Lyman couldn’t make it home
due toa laterunningappointment,
but he later called Platt to thank
everyone for such a great job.
Byron’s SummertimeRecProg.
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