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Martin Parks and Rec Weekly

Martin Parks and Rec Weekly

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 12:02 am

Ball season is gearing up and there will be a lot more traffic at the park.  We would like to remind everyone that dogs are not permitted inside the fences at the 4-plex and 5-plex and must be on a leash (not to exceed 6’) elsewhere in the park.  Fishermen please be aware of your surroundings and be sure to clean up after yourself.  Help us take care of your park.  
WCMTStar 95.1 Radio Stations, E.W. James & Sons Supermarket  and our department are cosponsoring the 25 Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Martin Recreation Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Children 1-10 years of age are reminded to obtain a free Egg Hunting License that are available at our department and the following Martin businesses: Martin City Hall; C. E. Weldon Public Library; WCMT/Star 95.1, E.W. James & Sons or Snappy Tomato Pizza.
Children 1-2 years old can hunt at 11:30 a.m.; 3-4 years old will begin hunting at  noon (parents may help in these divisions only); 5-6 years old at 12:30 p.m.; 7-8 years old at 1 p.m. and 9-10 years old at 1:30 p.m. Grand prizes will be awarded for the golden egg in each division. There will be special activities for children throughout the day. The Martin Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring a Decorated Egg Contest.  Children 3-10 years old can bring their decorated egg to the Easter Egg Hunt to be judged. Judging Categories: Most Colorful; Most Unusual and Best Caricature.  Prizes will be presented in the respective age groups after the winner of the golden egg in each hunt.  Please no decorated raw eggs.  
Children can enjoy the games and inflatable balloon playground provided by Magical Mink’s Entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. These hunts and activities are free.  Concessions will be available for purchase provided by Pope’s Concessions.
Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter basket, a bucket or a bag to hold eggs and prizes.  Come out and enjoy this special event.  
Hey, bring your kite and enjoy a day of kite flying also.  Rain Date:  Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  
For more information, call Martin Parks & Recreation, 587-6784.
Our department is teaming with the Boy Scouts Pack 37, Harpers Wrecker Service, WCMT/Star 95.1 to sponsor Martin’s first ever “Touch a Truck.”  The event is a hands-on—literally—event for all ages to get up close and personal with over 30 vehicles, including a fire truck, tractor, Hummer, dump truck, ambulance, police car, helicopter and much more.
“Touch A Truck” will be located at the Martin Recreation Complex–Hwy. 45 South on April 30 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Admission is free. Stop by and see lots of trucks and special vehicles.  
For more information contact the department at 587-6784.  Rain Date:  May 1 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

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