Glencoe youngsters squeezed in some summer fun while they could last week
A couple dozen children met Glencoe Public Safety Friday, Sept. 8, on the ballfield at Melvin Berlin Park for a friendly game of kickball.
The event was a product of Glencoe Youth Services, which invited second- through eighth-graders from the community to come join the fun.
It was the second friendly competition this summer with Glencoe’s first-responders. The first was a softball game in June, said Michelle Rosenthal, director of Glencoe Youth Services. Rosenthal said the events are a way to get area kids outside.
“It’s just summer fun,” she said. “Going back to old-fashioned fun. … Back to the basics and putting kids in authentic situations.”
Glencoe Youth Services offers a number of opportunities for school-aged children throughout New Trier Township, including at an after-school center near Central School in Glencoe. It also operates two programs for residents with disabilities: Special Needs Adult Pals and Young Adult Pals.
Upcoming GYS events include Lunches of Hope/Morning of Service from 10 a.m.-noon and Harvest Fest for local teen singers and song writers from 8-10 p.m. at Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park.
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