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MC/JC Community Center thankful

Dear Editor:
The Leaps after school program is going well thanks to all of the support we receive from city and county government and all of this community. We truly appreciate your continued support.
This month was busy with the many fun activities coordinated by our new educational director, Katie Stout, and staff, Earl Gambill, Eunice Snyder and Gail Snyder.
4-H provided a program on the importance of community, health and values.
Inter-mural sports, flag football and a homerun derby for our youth were organized. Through activities like our Edible Car Contest and building marshmallow towers, our kids have been exposed to the concepts of engineering, math and problem solving as team members.
This past week, our focus was on the importance of Tennessee casting the deciding vote giving women the right to vote. To celebrate Women’s Equality Day and the ratification of the 19th amendment, some of our young ladies dressed up as suffragists (supporters of the women’s right to vote) and passed out yellow rose pins to local officials. They reminded everyone about the importance of exercising their right to vote and shared part of our East Tennessee history, the story of Harry Burn from East Tennessee who cast Tennessee’s deciding vote to ratify the 19th amendment.
We want to thank everyone who supported these activities and our kids.
Flo Bellamy
Parks and Recreation