Tuesday, September 22, 2009

October - The best month yet at the Community Center!

The Community Center is exploding with activity!! In addition to the previous classes and groups that have been going on, a TON of awesome new things are starting! Here are some of them:

Introduction to Drawing
Ever wanted to learn how to draw? Then contact us to sign up for a FREE 6 week Introduction to Drawing course, taught by a BYU art/animation student. First class is October 8th. Class is every Thursday at 6:00 pm. The teacher speaks Spanish, so invite your Spanish-speaking friends to come as well!

Dance Class
Starting October 2nd, come every Friday at 5:30p.m. to take a free beginning social dance class! Learn to Cha-Cha, Waltz, Rumba, and more!

Exercise Class
Come Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to get fit and have fun! First class is on October 10th!

Democracy School
Learn how to get more involved in local government! Class starts on Thursday October 8 at 8:00 pm and is on every Thursday!

Day of Caring 2009

United Way of Utah County's 2009 Day of Caring brought lots of great volunteers from Zions Bank to the South Franklin Community Center. These amazing workers not only spruced up the Community Center, but they also wonderfully transformed the soccer field as well fix up some playground area.

Here are the projects that Zions Bank completed for us:
- Repainted the staircase banister in the community center as well as some door frames and added molding around a window that was missing it
-Added shelving to four closets in the community center. The extra storage and organizational space has already served us well!

-Re-cemented and re-painted the goal posts at the soccer field
-Measured and striped the soccer field - complete with goalie box, penalty box, everything!
-Cleaned up the playground areas and went above and beyond by purchasing two truck bed loads of playground bark and filling in a playground area.

Thank You to everyone at Zions Bank!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

South Franklin End of Summer Bash!!

The South Franklin Community Center hosted a neighborhood End of Summer Bash at the end of August. It was a huge success!! Tons of people from the neighborhood came to enjoy a free BBQ, carnival games, entertainment and to get information on community resources!

The BBQ portion of the event delicious! We had hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks. A very big THANK YOU to Wonder Bread, Costco, Macey's, Harmons, and Community Action Services and Food Bank for your very generous donations!

We had a volunteer DJ who kept the tunes coming while residents visited booths to find out more about programs and activities going on in their community. The following were all there:
-South Franklin Community Center Book Club
-South Franklin Soccer Program
-South Franklin Community Center Health Class
-South Community Center Tutoring
-Centro Hispano
-Provo City Library
-Utah Community Credit Union
-Wasatch Mental Health
-Early Head Start
-United Way of Utah County
-Central Utah Center for Independent Living

There was also lots of fun entertainment! Jump for Joy donated a Combo Bounce House/Slide. Living Legends came and performed four dances!

There was face painting, hair spray-dying, and incredible balloon animals! There was also lots of carnival games!

Thanks to everyone who came, donated, and volunteered!!!