Rec Center hosting several events
by Martha Sparks
CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — For fun and excitement all month long, look no further than the Chief Logan Rec Center.
This month, there is something going on at the Rec Center nearly every weekend.
Last Saturday, the second annual HYCAT Swim Club swim meet was held and the Rec Center pool area was packed with swimmers and swim fans from all across the state.
This weekend, the Rec Center is hosting its first-ever fall festival that will run from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday.
“The fall festival will have an open house, three-on-three basketball tournament and a Gatorade shootout going at the same time,” Rec Center Director Terry Mullins said. “There’s fun for everyone at the first fall festival.”
There’s going to be something for everyone at the fall festival. Mullins said she’s going to have a glucose blood screening and there will also be games for kids, including a cake walk and other old-fashioned activities.
“We’ll have some booths with games, a dunking tank, the three-on-three and the Gatorade basketball shootout,” Mullins said. “We hope that we have good weather, because we want to hold it all outside where we’re planning the Rec Center expansion.”
Mullins said the fall festival is free of charge, but she hopes to raise money to go toward the expansion through the games and refreshments.
“If I make any money, it will all go toward the expansion,” Mullins said. “I’m going to open up another bank account to put all the funds in and it will all go to the expansion. We think this will be a great event.”
The Rec Center will also host a USTA-sanctioned tennis tournament on October 19-21. The tournament mixed adult/junior competition, directed by Eric Jarrett.
The weekend of Nov. 17 will be Carlos Turner’s annual karate tournament.
Mullins said Turner’s tournaments have grown in popularity every year.
“This year will be the third-annual tournament and it draws a huge crowd,” Mullins said. “Every year, he’s done better and better.”
The swim meet brought in a huge crowd.
“It was great,” Mullins said. “It was really great. I was very pleased with the swim meet. I’m just pleased that everything is coming together and we’re having such a great time here. We hope everyone will come and join us in the fun.”
For more information on the fall festival, the new swim team, the programs and facilities, call Mullins at the Chief Logan Rec Center at 304-855-8591.
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