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17th Annual Day of Caring: Registration Is Open!
 


Ready to gather your friends and coworkers to serve in this year's Day of Caring? We are now looking for volunteer teams and agency sites! Click HERE for registration information - the event will be taking place Sept. 17th, with a 7 am kickoff breakfast in both Mifflin and Juniata Counties.
 
Campaign Spotlight: LUMINA Center
 

 “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." If there is a place that successfully embodies those powerful words from Lady Bird Johnson, it is the LUMINA Center. As a well-known community member, this activity center in downtown Lewistown is proudly supported by the United Way of Mifflin Juniata. The LUMINA Center creates a dynamic atmosphere for its multiple children’s programs, including Rainbow Summer, Kids Cafe, Fun-In-The-Sun, Young Artists Summer Art Camp, SONshine Club, Drop-In and Power Pack Program.

Deborah Wilt, LUMINA’s Director since 2000, sees the firsthand impact of reaching local children. The kids engage in a variety of creative activities that are educational and healthy. Guest instructors teach on a wide range of subjects such as basic first aid, nutrition, and making good choices. They also exercise the body and the mind by participating in activities like reading, dodge ball, cooking, science projects, crafts, volleyball, and more. Ericka Reed (pictured above left), a Fun-In-The-Sun student, says she has loved learning about cooking and Bible stories. Courtney Kohler (pictured right) said swimming has been her favorite part of Fun-In-The-Sun.

Wilt has been working with the LUMINA Center for 13 years, and in that time she has seen a number of children start at a young age and continue the program all the way through high school. The direct influence of the their work is realized in its successful return rate. According to Wilt, many kids eventually serve as teen counselors at Rainbow Summer. She’s had former participants visit, often reciting a similar declaration—“if I hadn’t come to the LUMINA Center, I would have gotten into trouble.” In a generation fixated on video games and computers, the United Way is happy to invest in an agency that is teaching wellness and integrity to the future of our community.     

 

 

 

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Mifflin County Playgrounds Schedule for Summer 2014
 

Armagh
Opens the week of  6/16. Will be available 6 hours/day, 4 days a week.
Tentatively planning to run for at least 4 weeks total, for more information contact the township office at (717) 667-6260.    

Belleville*
Sports Camp is scheduled for the week of 6/23-6/27 from 9 am-12 pm, $10 for participation w/ limited scholarships available.
Day Camp will be on Tuesdays in July (7/8-7/29) from 9 am-12 pm, free to public.    

Burnham
Opens the week of 6/5, from 8 am-3 pm daily.    

Longfellow
Opens the week of 6/9, closed the week of 6/30, resumes 7/7 until 7/25.
Hours are as follows: Monday and Wednesday are 9 am-3 pm, Tuesday and Thursday are 9 am-12 pm & 6 pm-9 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm.    

Reedsville
Opens the week of 6/16.
Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 am-12 pm & 5 pm-8 pm; Friday is 9 am-3 pm.    

South End
Opening the week of 6/16.
Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday is 9 am-12 pm; Fri is 9 am-2 pm (swimming at Rec Park from 12 pm-2 pm).    

For any additional questions, please direct calls to the United Way office at (717) 248-9636.

*In the event of rain, a threatening storm, or inclement weather of any kind MEGA SPORTS CAMP scheduled to be held at the Belleville Playground June 23-June 27, will be held at Belleville Mennonite School and Locust Grove Mennonite Church at Belleville.  The alternative location for soccer camp will be the gym at Locust Grove Church, 3358 W. Main Street, Belleville, PA. while the alternative location for flag football and cheerleading will be Belleville Mennonite School, 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, PA. Please call 717-935-2164 or 717-935-0121 with any questions.  Any change in location will be posted at www.locustgrovemc.org.

 
Thank you! Our 2014 Campaign raised $540,017 because of your generosity!
 
 
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