The Plymouth Park Board held its July meeting on Monday the 3rd at the Conservation Club House and approved the request of Child Evangelism Fellowship to conduct a 5-Day Club in the front section of Centennial Park later this month.
Crystal King, local director for Child Evangelism Fellowship told the park board they conduct a six-county outreach program every summer called the 5-Day Club. For the past six years, they’ve conducted the clubs at the Northgate Mobile Home Park on North Michigan Street across from the park. Two years ago, they moved the 5-Day Club to Centennial Park because of safety concerns.
Unaware of the need to seek permission for the events, the director was approached in 2021 by a gentleman who informed them of the need to seek permission for such an event from the Plymouth Park Board. King said last year the 5-Day Club was held at the trailer park but this year the park is under new management, and they had not received permission from the new management to host the club at the trailer court.
The request was approved by the Plymouth Park Board with the understanding that Child Evangelism Fellowship will provide its own canopy and set up in the front section of the park between the skate park and the wooden play structure. The event is allowed to place a banner on the canopy daily to encourage children to participate but the banner and canopy must be removed daily. They were also told no solicitation is allowed on park property.
The Child Evangelism Fellowship 5-Day Clubs are FREE and designed for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. This year they will be conducted from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening July 24th through the 28th. A parent must sign a permission form for their children to attend.
In other business, the Plymouth Park Board approved the refunds for Justin Turnagg for the Conservation Club House on August 9th, Melissa Dewitt for the Webster Rec Center on July 11th, and Marilyn Miller for session 1 of summer swim lessons. Abby Collins, Recreation and Pool Director told the park board Day Camp has been averaging 40-plus kids daily and the pool is busy weekdays when they are open from noon till 6. She said Thursdays appear to be the busiest days at the pool.