Wright Township is preparing for its popular summer park program, which has been going on at least 40 years. At the May 11 meeting of the Board of Supervisors, it was announced that the township is accepting applications for three positions.
Supervisor Jerry Uram reported that three members of the program’s summer staff are returning this year and three others are not. The township will accept applications until May 29 for those seeking to be aides for the program. The summer camp runs for six weeks, from June 22 to July 31, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Employees at the program will work 25 hours a week.
The program offers children, ages
six to 12, various crafts and sporting activities. In addition to a large playground area, the park, between Route 309 and South Main Road, includes four tennis courts, two basketball courts, a baseball field, and two soccer fields. The wooded area features many nature trails.
According to Township Secretary Joan Malkemes, applicants must be at least 16 years old, with experience working with children or babysitting, and are enthusiastic about playing games and leading arts and crafts projects. Those interested should call the Wright Township Municipal Building for more information.
In other business, the township also discussed its free electronics recycling program to be held on June 4, from 7 a. m. to 3 p. m. On that day, residents can discard items such as microwaves, computers, televisions, and fax machines. These items can be dropped off at the township’s recycling center, behind the municipal building. Items the township cannot accept are irons, vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens, coffee pots, fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.
Reporting on the township’s public works department, Chairman Donald Zampetti added that, in the past month, workers completed the township leaf pickup, patched potholes, installed a new sign for the Mountain Top Area Council of Governments, and repaired a major