Beating the summer heat
By Annemarie Leslie-Mess & Megan Boehl
Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County
The 2018 Beat the Heat Summer program was a true success! Not only were the routine activities of the club continued, but also several new and exciting adventures were added. Christi Fuchs amazed us with her science expertise, and Nancey Hajovosky challenged the kids with her math magic. Berday Castillo continued educating members with Be Great in Math (sponsored by Victoria United Way of Caring) and Sean Douglas kept technology interesting with robotics (sponsored by BHP). The members were exposed to proper etiquette training through the Platinum Manners program which was made possible by BHP. Fun Friday consisted of swimming at the Cuero Municipal Pool, and swim lessons were offered in July for two weeks.
All Club members had the opportunity to attend a field trip. The kindergarten and first grade classes tripped downtown to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum where they viewed a special exhibit about legendary athletes and learned about ranching and Western heritage. The second and third grade members journeyed to the Children’s Discovery Museum in Victoria where they discovered many fun, educational interactive activities and toys. Both of these great experiences were made possible by BHP. The 4th through 7th grades traveled to Corpus Christi to the Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium for an incredible adventure learning aboard an aircraft carrier, as well as gaining marine knowledge at the aquarium. This day of learning was sponsored by ConocoPhillips. The memories that our members created this summer will last a lifetime.
As we head into fall, The Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County is gearing up for an incredible program. Fall registration is underway, and our staff, volunteers, and instructors look forward to seeing familiar faces as well as some new ones.
Our first day will be Aug. 15; club hours are 2:30-6:30 p.m. Members must be 6 years of age to join the fun. The member registration fee is $30 per semester (fall, spring, and summer). Please stop by the club or visit our website to get an application www.bgcdco.org. Donations are always appreciated. Your support keeps our doors open so we can better, “serve the youth of our community, especially those who need us most.”