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Village youth recreation program hopes to expand offerings, seeks community sponsors

— Other potential camp activities for this year include visits by local ceramics artists or musicians, or programs by Open Hand Puppet Theater or Allure Dance Studio, Digiacomo said.

In addition to new activities there will be a new face at the rec program this year, Digiacomo said. Marjorie Jones has been hired to be the elementary supervisor, who will supervise the younger campers in Lakeland Park. Digiacomo will still be director of the program, and Caroline Franz will direct the waterfront programs and activities, swim instruction and supervise the lifeguards.

The JYRP is looking to hire more counselors for the program as well. There are currently eight counselors who oversee 180 campers, putting each counselor in charge of about 15 children per day. Digiacomo said she would like to have enough staff to have two counselors responsible for small groups of 10 to 15 campers.

Digiacomo is currently looking for teens age 16 or over interesting in becoming camp counselors. She is also actively seeking business sponsors to help augment program funding and/or partner in a community service project, and is currently accepting donations of lightly used recreation equipment for the program.

For more information contact Elizabeth Digiacomo at 761-5536 or cazrec@gmail.com.

The JYRP has started accepting online registrations for the 2014 summer program at stadiumroar.com/CazenoviaYouthRecreation. More information about the rec program is also available online at facebook.com/cazrec.

Also at the meeting, the board:

—Rescheduled the board’s regular monthly meeting to occur at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the old meeting room on the second floor of the village municipal office building.

—Scheduled two public hearings, to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, to consider a local law to authorize the village board to exceed the 2 percent tax levy cap for the village’s 2014-15 budget and fiscal year and to present the preliminary 2014-15 village budget.

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