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Rec. Department gears up for summer

    Jones said the department will host their own summer camps starting on June 1. These camps run weekly and average about 40 kids each week. This year the department has expanded their staffing options to allow as many kids as possible to attend.
    For information on ages, prices and other camp details, see the website at www.pickens
    The baseball/softball/tee-ball leagues are continuing through this month, with Jones saying this must be a record year for rainouts on weekends. He said they were forced to give up on scheduling an opening day and will be working hard to get all the games in.
    Soccer is also ongoing with another registration period coming in the fall.
    At the community center, numerous groups are lining up to offer different sports camps. He said there will be basketball camps offered by groups both in and outside the county.
    In addition to the summer events, Jones said the community building is being well used for a number of different activities. There are classes either underway or forming for karate/martial arts, yoga, zoomba and guitar.
    The rec. department staff is looking to build on an already popular volleyball program. Now they are hosting mainly pick-up games, but hope to establish regular volleyball play.
    The different community rooms that accommodate meetings and gathering are also regularly used. Jones said he is not sure the community is aware they offer meeting space that could accommodate parties or events. They also have a very nice pavilion on the back side of the community center available for rental for outdoor gatherings.

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