Opportunities Abound

Boys & Girls Club of Leflore County (BGCLC) is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Games on Monday April 23rd, 5 P.M at Poteau High School. Competitors do not have to be in track at school to participate; their parents can bring them to the event. The applications are available at the BGCLC office at 205 Dewey Ave. Ste. 6, Poteau, at any of the school locations or hersheystrackandfield.com.

Every year hundreds of thousands of kids line up for Hershey’s Track & Field Games. This year, they’ll be lining up right here in Leflore County and your child can join in the competition and fun. At Hershey’s Track & Field Games, kids 9 to 14 years old are encouraged to do their best, no matter what their skill level. It’s a day of fun and fitness, featuring events such as running, jumping and throwing.

1st and 2nd place winners in the meet will advance to the state meet on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at John Jacobs Track (OU) Norman, OK.  State winners are entered into a regional pool and become eligible for selection to a Regional Team which will travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to compete in the North American Final, held Saturday, August 4, 2012. Hershey’s Track & Field Games is designed to encourage physical fitness among youth and emphasize participation and sportsmanship. Events will include the 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, 4 x 100 meter relay, standing long jump, and softball throw. For more information about this event please contact Kim Price at 918.647.7136.

It is time to order your spring geraniums, through our “Grow BGCLC” Geranium Sale. We are currently taking orders for red, pink, white, orange, salmon and bicolor geraniums. These beautiful plants will be available to pick up April 18th – 21st at the BGCLC office or delivery may be available if needed. Geraniums are only $1.75 each or $28.00 for a flat of 18 plants. Flats are only available in single colors. All orders must be turned in and pre-paid by April 2nd . You can order in person at the BGCLC office located at 205 Dewey, Ste. 6, Poteau, OK, by calling the office at 918-647-7136 during business hours, or by emailing kimberly_m_price@yahoo.com or tlwsmiles@gmail.com. Please visit our website for upcoming events, how you can get involved or make a donation at www.thebgclc.org. Thank you for your continued support!

Leflore County’s Shop Local also has coupon books with sales benefiting BGCLC available with discounts from fifty two Leflore County businesses for $10.00 each. You can get these at participating merchants or at the BGCLC office, please call Jeannie Gibson at 479.414.6860 or email jg862@yahoo.com for more information.

Download entry form here and drop off at 205 Dewey Ave Suite 6, Poteau, Ok 74953

School Site Updates

The Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County (BCGCLC) are doing some great things with kids across the county. Club members in Arkoma have the opportunity to attend Archery classes and practice shooting in the Afterschool Program which is funded by the 21st Century Grant Program. Not only are they practicing but they are competing with others schools as well. On February 29, the team from Arkoma attended the Region 4 National Archery in the Schools Shoot at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester. Madison O’ Neal, a fifth grader placed fifth with a score of 238. Skyla Paul placed 3rd with a score of 245. These two girls competed in the Elementary Division against 200 other 4th through 6th grade girls. These two girls will be competing in the State shoot on March 28th in Oklahoma City.

           Our Heavener unit is staying busy and having fun with some educational projects. The 2nd and 3rd graders are making lap quilts with the help of volunteers from the community and are also learning some songs from the Music Director, Matt Houston. The 4th through 8th grade are learning leadership skills from Mrs. Sabrina Dyer as well as learning to make “Smart Moves” with Mrs. Huddleston. The Boy Scouts, under the direction of Mr. Cash, has been added to the after-school program for grades 1st through 8th and are racing their cars they made on Tuesday. The kindergarten and 1st grades are doing an art project with Mrs. Ardemagni. State Representative James Lockhart also stopped by and did a science experiment with the kids, making Mountain Dew (soft drink) glow in the dark.

            Bruce Gillham, the site director for Shady Point, reported “we are starting “egg drops.” The kids make a container to protect eggs, and then dropped them to see which eggs survived. Poteau offers “Smart Moves” and “Triple Play.”  All of these projects are made possible because of a community that cares about kids and understands that kids are the future leaders of tomorrow. If you are interested in sharing a talent, volunteering or making a monetary donation please contact the office at 918.647.7136.

Geranium Sale

Boys & Girls Club of Leflore County is currently taking orders for our annual geranium sale. You can call the office  at 918.647.7136 to place your order. The geraniums are available in red, pink, orange, salmon, white or bi-color (pink & white). They are $1.75 each or $28.00 per flat of 18 plants. All orders must be received by April 2nd, 2012 and will be available for pick-up on April 18th-21st at the Boys & Girls Club Office at 205 Dewey Ave. Ste. 6, Poteau, OK. You can also email an order to us at kimberly_m_price@yahoo.com or ddeaton4169@yahoo.com . Hurry while they last!

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