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Silver Creek sees interest for summer youth events

SILVER CREEK — Following Silver Creek’s Children’s Fair held earlier this month, a total of 75 children are registered for the summer’s youth recreation program. This is the first year the program is being held by the village, as it was passed off by the Town of Hanover this year, and while they’re looking to host around 100 youth.

“I think we’ll have no problem,” said Hornburg. “Our goal is 100 kids, and with the counselors we have, we can go to 108.”

The program will be in the Village Ballpark, and will run from July 11 through Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday. Hornburg said that, with the assistance of the town of Hanover, swimming at Silver Creek Central School should be good to go for the program as well.

“The school is having trouble getting some lifeguards,” said Hornburg. “I reached out to Ed Schintzius from the town of Hanover. He has a full crew for the town of Hanover beach. He said a lot of them are college kids looking for jobs, so he’s going to reach out to them to see if we can schedule a couple of them to help out at the school to have one day or two of swimming.”

Hornburg also said two field trips are being planned, though the destinations aren’t quite ironed out yet. Places in mind are Fantasy Island, which is reopening under a new name this summer, and the Children’s Museum in Buffalo, and the Buffalo Zoo is also an option.

The price for the program is $150 per child, or $125 if there are siblings involved, and it is open to students ages five through 12. Hornburg also said the mix of students is strong between the Village of Silver Creek, Town of Hanover, and Forestville kids.

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