Marshall Recreation Center announces ‘Boredom Busters’

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall Recreation Center is starting the New
Year right with a new program designed to strengthen the bond between
parents and their children, as well as teach kids how to stay healthy and

The program is called “Boredom Busters” and takes place one Saturday each
month starting in January and ending in May. Alex Boyer, assistant director
of youth programming at the Rec Center, came up with the concept. “We want
to provide a program to help parents lure their children away from TV,
video games and tablets so that they can spend quality time with them
trying something new.”

Mini Busters is for children in grades 3 through 5, and Junior Busters is
for children grades 6 through 8. Some of the activities parents will be
able to enjoy with their children include yoga, belaying and climbing the
rock wall, backpacking and knot tying, camping and “Kidobics,” a fitness
activity. All sessions will take place inside the Rec Center, which is located
on the corner of 5th Avenue and 20th Street in Huntington.

The program costs $10 for Rec Center members and $20 for non-members. All
supplies for the activities will be provided.

For more information or to sign up, call Boyer at 304-696-4101 or e-mail
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