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News: October 2019

Date Published Author
3/2/2022 12:00:00 AM  Norwich Recreation 

October report

Recreation closed the soccer season with over 100 players on the 3rd-6th grade teams and 56 between the Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade teams. 

Basketball opened in mid-October, and marketing included a push to include more girls in the sport, after not fielding enough players to host a 3/4 team last year. 

Indoor Pickle members increased after Zara Reeves, Cathy Girard and Worth Parker offered free trials.  We have decided to apply the $45 fee towards the entire season, Sept-May. 
Weekday Wind Down has become very popular, with 27 kids participating on varying schedules Monday-Friday.  Students from Hanover High Football have shown interest in staffing the program, and 3 are in the application process currently.

Aging Actively concludes at the beginning of November, and the numbers reflect the fact that it is new.  We have discussed an ‘Adult Programs Expo’ in the winter, to introduce the new offerings to the community.

A new EV charging station, bike rack and bike repair station were installed at Huntley Meadows with funding and direction from the Energy Committee and the Norwich Women’s Club.
Halloween went off without a hitch, even though we had to move the Norwich Inn events indoors because of weather.  Tracy Hall was kept open until 8pm so that families could stop in during the evening.  The feedback on having an indoor option throughout the evening was overwhelmingly positive.

During a meeting with Superintendent Jay Badams, it was mentioned that the school’s increased use of the Nature Area for K-6 studies calls to attention the need for Town maintenance, and that this cost might be offset by the usage fee charged to the Recreation budget.  Jay Badams and Jamie Teague agreed that the SAU and Recreation’s FY21 budgets will reflect this agreement.