STEUBENVILLE - Two weeks into her new job Recreation Director Mary Beth Sills is finalizing details of the 2014 summer food program.
"We didn't offer this program in Reynoldsburg, but I am prepared and we will be ready," said Sills.
"The free meals will be available to all children 18 years old or younger and persons 18 and older who have been determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled. Our lunches will be provided by the Sodexho Corp. in accordance with federal laws and the U. S. Department of Agriculture policies," explained Sills
READY FOR SWIMMING — Joseph Greathouse talked to Steubenville Recreation Director Mary Beth Sills about the Belleview Pool. The pool will open at 11 a.m. on June 14, with opening day festivities planned. Sills also is preparing for the 2014 Summer Food Program that starts Monday at eight sites in the city. - Dave Gossett
She said the lunch meals will be served at the following locations:
Steubenville High School starting at 10:30 a.m.
Harding Field on Calvin Jones Way at 10:30 a.m.
Martin Luther King Center, 905 Market St. at 11:15 a.m.
Simpson United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m.
Murphy's Field, on State Street at 11:30 a.m.
Jim Wood Park on John Scott Highway at noon
East Garfield Elementary School at 12:15 p.m.
Belleview Park gazebo at 12:30 p.m.
"Meals will be served on a first-come-first-served basis. Additional information about the summer food program is available by contacting the parks and recreation offices at (740) 283-6000, extension 4000," noted Sills.
Sills also is finalizing details before opening the Belleview Pool at 11 a.m. on June 14.
"We will have opening day festivities. The pool will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., except on Mondays when we will be closed because of the lifeguard scheduling issues. And while we have lifeguards hired for the summer season, we are still accepting applications for lifeguards," said Sills.
"We have daily and summer pool passes available for purchase at the MLK Center until June 13. After that day participants will have to buy their passes at the pool," noted Sills.
"The daily passes are free for children 3 and younger, children 4-18 are $4, 18-years-olds to 59 are $5 for a daily pass and seniors 60 and older are $4. The summer swimming pass is $70 for a child, $95 for adults, senior citizens' summer pool passes are $50, and the family summer pass is $150," Sills said.
"We don't have a concession stand but we do have vending machines at the pool. The pool is heated but the sliding board is closed this year," added Sills.