By ANN BELCHER
BROCTON - School might be out for summer - but moms and dads will have an answer to the "I'm bored" sentiments of their kindergarten through fifth grade age children in the Brocton/Portland area.
The Summer Youth Recreation program, co-sponsored by the Village of Brocton and Town of Portland begins July 9 with programs scheduled Monday through Thursday, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Running six consecutive weeks, the program will be directed by Recreation Program Director Ronnette Riforgiat. Children will take part in fun-filled activities ranging from arts and crafts to a variety of sports activities and games.
Riforgiat looks forward to supervising a fun-filled program and will be aided by a staff of eight to 10 assistants.
For the fourth year in a row, all program activities will be held at Brocton Central School. Brocton Village Clerk Karen Ardillo said the school "is a perfect spot for the program to be held; it's a safe and secure environment equipped for every type of activity - we really appreciate the school allowing us to hold the program there each year."
Last year's recreation program registered over 100 participants, and Ardillo reminds parents, there are no space limitations for summer recreation, as long as all registration requirements are met.
Registration forms are available both at the Village of Brocton Clerk's Office, 34 West Main St. in Brocton or the town of Portland office, 87 West Main St., Brocton. Registration can also be done in person on July 9.
Parents will also need to provide their children's medical information at the time of enrollment.