Mary Alice Reporting – An after school meal program is available again at the Park Christian Church in Dennison.

The YMCA initiative is available for children ages 1 to 18, with children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult and masks required by all.

Youth Program Coordinator Elizabeth Sickinger points out that the Twin City meal program runs five days per week, Monday through Friday.

“3 pm to 4:30 pm, come in, have food, and then we’ll have a game, an activity, and then a lesson. Located at Park Christian in Dennison.”

She adds that this is also an outreach format as lessons are taught, like nutrition and exercise, as well as teamwork encouragement and creativity with games.

“Truly an outreach for kids. They desperately just, I think, need connections now more than ever and we just give them a chance to be kids. Let them know that they’re valued and that they matter.”

It’s an all-year program that is free and for additional details about their policy and cancellations, go online to www.tuscymca.org/twin-city-meal-program.

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