Spring has sprung and the fun has begun for Scotland County Parks and Recreation. With lots of creative and fun activities planned we encourage you to recreate with us.
In the words of the late Robin Williams, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ “Although our mornings still come with a chill, the warm weather is rapidly approaching and so are the good times. As the staff at SCPR continuously works to provide quality opportunities for this wonderful county, take a look at what’s in store.
The month of April plays host to several excellent recreational activities we would love for you to take advantage of. On Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. until1 noon, Morgan Complex will host the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Scotland County with over 3,000 eggs scattered throughout the park. The Easter bunny will be in attendance! Several bicycles and special baskets will be given away; a face painter will be available along with family fun and games for everyone in attendance. This event will cost $2 per car no matter how many children are riding! Family Art Nights kick off April 11 with Design a Spring Pallet event costing $5 per family. This series of arts and crafts events continues through May and is geared towards family fun and encourages everyone to enjoy a night of fun with your loved ones.
What’s parks and recreation without Senior Games? All adults age 50 and up are eligible to participate and enjoy these wonderful events. Registration is open through April 8 and costs $10 per participant which includes a banquet and Senior Games T-Shirt. Zumba-thon will be held April 22nd at the Wagram Active Living Center from 10am until 1pm. This event will cost $7 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, a nonprofit agency. In addition to the many events mentioned above, know that we hold senior activities at Scotland Place in Laurinburg and Wagram Active Living Center in Wagram on a daily basis – including exercise classes and card games. Seniors will begin local trips on a monthly basis soon so come out and sign up for a day of fun. Needless to say, SCPR is creating an atmosphere full of exciting and successful opportunities.
In addition to the multitude of programming opportunities, we’d like to recognize tomorrow’s leaders, our youth athletes. Youth basketball had an extremely successful season. Not only did our children have a great time playing, our parents “raised the roof” and created a great, safe environment for all of the children. SCPR youth all-star teams represented the County well with one team advancing to the state tournament. Spring baseball and softball are right around the corner as teams are being organized as we speak. I can honestly say our opening day ceremony on April 29th will be something special to watch with home run derby’s and other fun games being played, you won’t want to miss! With the addition of Dixie softball this year our female competitors will have the opportunity to play some quality softball. Not to mention, Scotland County will host the 2018 Dixie Softball State Tournament! This opportunity provides excellent tourism initiatives along with an excellent tournament to Scotland County. The Wagram Hardwood Classic is coming to town May 6th which is a 3 on 3 tournament for ages 8 to 100! Registration is $40 per team and prizes will be given out. Due to the wonderful energetic staff SCPR has, the sky is the limit.
Concerned about what your children will do this summer while school is out and you are at work? We have you covered from June 19th through August 4th with our 2017 Summer Camp. The camp lasts 8 weeks and is for children ages 6 to 12. Daily activities from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. allow your child to enjoy weekly themed activities and trips. Don’t want to attend all 8 weeks? That’s fine, as the structure is on a week-to-week basis costing $50 per week. Daily trips include bowling, movies, and aquatics activities at Morgan Complex with lunch provided. Spots are limited to 35 children per week so get on the ball and save your spaces.
Scotland County, we are honored to serve your parks and recreational needs and enjoy seeing smiling faces. On March 31 we will have a new website to promote events and communicate efficiently. Be sure to log onto our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, & Instagram) as we do our best to market and promote events.
Parents, families, adults, seniors, churches, leaders, and everybody know that we are a unit of leaders preparing a successful avenue for you. We encourage you to communicate with us to assure that we are producing positive environments for all. Social media is our way to promote positive activities and to assist us in being successful. If you have any concerns or opinions, please call, email, or come by for an office visit. SCPR will take pride in providing excellence for years to come, join the good times! We are honored to help make Laurinburg/Scotland County a great place to live, work, and play!
For more information regarding any of the activities mentioned please contact Scotland Place 910-277-2585 or Wagram Active Living Center 910-369-0686.
Bryan Graham, director of Scotland County Parks and Recreation, wrote this week’s Focus on Scotland, an effort by community leaders on making Laurinburg/Scotland County a better place to work, live, and play.