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MACK fly-in kicks off summer rec programs
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Great Bend Recreation Commission summer activities start Saturday with a model airplane fly-in at MACK field.
The Model Association of Central Kansas provides a safe, family-oriented environment to promote modeling activities, said Garet Fitzpatrick, GBRC program coordinator. Members will be at the MACK flying field, located at 114 SW 20 Ave., from 1 p.m. until dusk on Saturday. They will be flying and talking about model airplanes. The program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult. It will be cancelled if the wind is 20 mph or greater or if it’s raining.
This event is co-sponsored by MACK.
GBRC’s summer program will continue through July at locations throughout Great Bend.
Enrichment and recreation programs for children 5 to 12 years old include arts and crafts, pottery, cartooning, tennis lessons, cheer leading, Fourth of July crafts, cooking classes, swimming lessons, outdoor experiences, day camps and a variety of fun mini classes, Fitzpatrick said.
Preschool programs for children ages 3 to 4 include Crayola Kids, Mud Shop, Little Rascals Fun, Get Messy, cooking, and mini classes.
GBRC also offers family classes for children ages 4 to 10 accompanied by an adult on Saturday mornings. “These programs provide families an opportunity to spend some quality time together,” Fitzpatrick said.
Adult classes for ages 18 and older include oil painting, golf and tennis tournaments.
For more information on summer programs, contact the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2 or send e-mail to For more information on MACK contact Roger, 792-9645.