Month: July 2010

Club is where the action is

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes This summer the Keizer branch of the Boys & Girls Club is coming to a park near you. The “Wild Wild Rec” program, as it’s being called,  is a joint effort between the City of Keizer and the Boys & Girls Club. This outdoor escape is for youngsters in grades first through sixth. Stops include Willamette Manor Park on Tuesdays, Claggett Creek Park on Wednesdays and Bob Newton Park on Thursdays, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There are reasons for the outreach. “Here in this building, as you can see, we’re a quadruple-wide modular building,” said Leana Dickerson, the Keizer branch director.  “But (Wild Wild Rec) is a really neat opportunity to go out to parks and serve kids who might not have access to this building, meaning they don’t have transportation here or it’s too far to walk. So we will go out to those parks and have fun.” Kids must be club members in order to participate. An annual membership costs $5 per child, with a new cycle coinciding with the start of school. Still, the hub of youthful activity remains the Keizer clubhouse, which is sited next to Kennedy Elementary School on Noren Street NE. It is open this summer Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Regular members will notice a change in numbers. “Ironically, this branch...

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Volunteers sought for upcoming event

Volunteers are needed for the Good Vibrations Motorcycle Rally coming to Keizer and Salem in July. Shifts will be about three hours anytime between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.  on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 16-18.  Volunteers will be used at Salem Harley Davidson on Silverton Road or at Riverfront Park in Salem. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Contact Clif Fodge at Salem Harley Davidson at 503-363-0624 for...

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