Around Town (5/21/09)

May 21, 2009

Recreation guide available

The Williston Parks and Recreation Department released its summer 2009 activity guide last week.

The program contains information on many youth activity camps scheduled for the summer, including soccer, baseball and basketball camps. Specialty camps, such as art and music camps, are highlighted. Recreation Director Kevin Finnegan said this summer’s offerings are similar to last year’s popular events.

Also included in the program is information in this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The theme will center on the 400-year anniversary of Lake Champlain’s discovery by European explorers.

The summer guide can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office on the second floor of Town Hall Annex. Call 878-1239 for more information.

Residents honored for volunteerism

HowardCenter’s Community Friends Mentoring program recognized two Williston community members last month for their enthusiasm and commitment over the past year.

Deb Chisholm is in her 11th year of mentoring. Nancy Colbourn is in her third. The two women joined 100 other volunteers to provide approximately 14,000 hours of service to Chittenden County youth over the past year in big-brother and big-sister type of relationships.

The Burlington-based HowardCenter aims to improve the wellbeing of children, adults, families and communities. The Community Friends Mentoring program is now in its 25th year.

To join the program or learn more about it, contact program coordinator Kristen Hayden-West at 488-6650 or visit