Opportunities for Persons of All Ages 38 Recreation Programs Planned for 1976 Recreation opportunities for Carroll residents have multiplied several fold since the Carroll Recreation Department came into being Junel. ' Carroll Recreation Director Jim Egli plans at least 38 programs for 1976. Many of them were tried out last year. The department brings most aspects of recreation connected with the city into one office. Egli's department has taken over most duties of the park commission. It has duties as overseer of the municipal golf course, the city's park system and almost every other Carroll recreation program not connected with schools. Construction of two double tennis courts and a basketball court in each Northwest and Rolling Hills parks and an open shelter house in Rolling Hills were the big projects for 1975. A $65,549 project, $20,675 went to the Northwest park project and $25,326 for the shelter house and $19,548 to the courts in Rolling Hills. Construction was completed last fall and the facilities will be in full use this year. Basketball courts were 'constructed in 1975 in the Thomas Addition and St. Anthony parks. Future plans include building two softball diamonds ,and rearranging Little League fields on Grant Road tb accommodate a Senior League diamond which will be displaced by the recreation center. Two softball fields for adults are planned for land owned by General Electric behind the S&S Store in west Carroll, Egli said. One is to be lighted. The city would lease the ground, he said. This would free the present softball field for a Senior League field. Senior leaguers also would use Carroll Stadium on Sundays, when Carroll and Kuemper High Schools are not using it, Egli said. He added that he would like to schedule all Senior League games for the stadium, but doesn't think the high schools' schedules will allow that. The stadium and the south Little League field would be left the same as now, he said. But the two north fields would be rearranged slightly to fit in another Held. Egli already has the field schedules drawn up— and they are planned to be busy almost every night of the week. ' These changes are to begin to take shape this year, Egli said. The two adult softball fields on the GE land will be seeded and graded this year and used for the first time in 1977. In the meantime, the outfield lights at the present adult softball field will be moved further away from the plate to allow the Senior League to use this field this year. This will give the field the needed outfield space. Senior Leaguers will use the field during daylight hours, softball players at night. Girls' softball games will be played in the Rolling Hills, Southside and Maple parks "until we can come up with better facilities," Egli said. Also planned for this year is the establishment of a recreation department nursery for use to replace trees in Carroll parks. The city will plant trees and grow them at the old waste water treatment plant in east Carroll in a fenced-in area. Trees grown will be used to replace ones which have been killed, Egli said. He added that it would save the city money since Carroll would not have to purchase trees. Continued improvements in park areas is slated, including adding sand box equipment such as a backhole. The special "tot lots" will be improved safety-wise, Egli said. With the help of the city's high school art departments, old trees which have been removed are to be carved into shapes of animals for young children to play on. , The lawn in front of the golf course clubhouse was terraced in 1975. Nothing definite is planned on going to an 18-hole course, but Egli said he hopes to in the future. American National Red Cross-certified swimming lessons will be given at the Carroll Swimming Pool next summer, Egli noted. The city will be receiving profits from the concession stand beginning in 1976. In the past, the stand has been privately owned. A brochure describing the department's programs and giving dates for activities is another project Egli said he hopes to achieve. This should come out in mid-May, he said. Daily tennis court usage during last summer was 25 Carroll Daily Times Herald Section E Carroll, Iowa, Friday, March 26, 1976 Page 1 i 41 Years of Growing and Expanding With Carroll Join the Pepsi People feelin' free! Pepsi People, feelin' free. You see 'em everywhere. And everywhere you see 'em, they're livin'.a little more than anyone else around. Pepsi-Cola didn't make 'em what they are - they made Pepsi what it is. The official drink of people who make the most of everyday livin' .'. . every day.. PEPSI-COLA TEEM HIRES ROOT BEER • DIET-PEPSI • MOUNTAIN DEW NESBITT'S FLAVORS Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. persons per court, the director said. Five courts were in use last summer. Nine courts will be used next summer. He said three persons used each court every hour — kids during the day and adults at night. The two new double courts will be lighted. Egli gives the following list of events he hopes to have his department sponsor in 1976: Basketball — Adult men's league and city tournament. At least 180 participated. Volleyball — At least 45 adults participated this winter. Adult arts and crafts — Two sessions are planned. Senior citizens' activity programs — These programs will be started at Courtview Apartments because of the large concentration of senior citizens there, Egli said. The programs are for all Carroll senior citizens. Programs Egli hopes for include arts and crafts, games, social activities, music programs, literary programs and nature outings. Snow sculpture contest — Details of this will be announced during the season. Roller skating parties — Egli said he hopes to have both junior high and grade school parties in Denison. Skijoring — This is pulling a skier by a snowmobile. Tobogganing — He plans to arrange a toboganning party. Grade school wrestling — Before school lets out for summer, Carroll boys may be given the opportunity to wrestle. Kite flying — This spring a home-made kite flying contest is planned. Dance lessons — Lessons for ballroom dancing, especially for younger persons, are hoped for. Grade school track meet — All area parishes and other schools would be invited to participate in a boys' and girls' meet. Tennis lessons — Again this year Egli plans tennis lessons. Last year about 480 participated. Golf lessons — Like the tennis lessons, golf lessons will be for all age groups. About 120 took part last year. Tennis tournaments — City and invitational tourneys are planned for persons 8 years old and older. Municipal golf course tournaments — Same type of tourneys as in the past. Youths' arts and crafts — The summer will see a program for ages 4 to 18. Summer sports activities programs — Eight sports will be offered for ages 6 to 18 (both participation and instruction): Golf, basketball, canoeing, badmitton, archery, croquet, soccer and softball. Last year about 15 a day took part. Supervised playground — Pre-schoolers will be able to take part most mornings. About 15 pre-schoolers a day participated last summer. Skin-diving program — Egli will teach a basic skin-diving class this summer for persons 15 and older. Pool party — An adult swimming party is hoped for. Field trips —Five field trips for children were taken last year and Egli said the same is hoped for this summer. Variety show — As part of the arts and crafts program, a variety show is planned. Run-for-fun — A jogging club aimed at businessmen for mornings. Summer track club — A competitive activity for junior high schoolers through college students will include competition in weekend track meets. Summer swimming competition — Same as in the past. Summer baseball — T-ball, minor, major and senior leagues are planned. Softball — Girls' summer softball is planned. Basic water safety program — A Red Cross program for all ages. Red Cross swimming lessons — Beginners through advanced lifesaving. Bicycle trip — A camp-out or other bike trip is planned. Archery programs — Adults and children both may have programs. Flag Football — For men. Adult arts and crafts — Like earlier this year. Volleyball — Similar to the 1975 program. Basketball — The men's league will begin. Senior citizens' activities — A trip to "Holiday on Ice" is planned. Jerry Rolfes New President of Rotary Carroll, Iowa Jerry Rolfes, a cashier at the Carroll County State Bank, will become president of the Carroll Rotary Club on July 1, succeeding Robert Woodhouse, Carroll funeral director. Other officers taking over duties on the same date include: Mike Benton, vice president; W.L. Reitz, secreta/y; Ted N. Krogh, treasurer; Carl Stukenholtz, program chairmen and Directors Clark Peters, international service; Lamar Esbeck, community service; Loren Roiger, club service, and Robert Overmohle, vocational service. The Carroll club is one of the oldest service organization in the city, having been organized 55 years ago in 1921. It was sponsored by the Boone club. Carroll, in turn, has sponsored the organization of Rotary Clubs at Manning, Coon Rapids and Denison. Rotary clubs are dedicated to four avenues of service: Community, vocational, club and international. Forty-five Carroll business and professional men comprise the current memberhsip. The latest inductees are Robert Peters, Lamar Esbeck and Jay Krogh. Peters is associated with a law firm, Esbeck is administrator of New Hope Village, and Krogh is associated with his father, Ted — also a longtime Rotarian — in the Lane Audio-Visual company. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for a dinner and program at the Fireside Room of Tony's Restaurant. One of the highlights of last year's activities was a "Dr. Walter Night" honoring Dr. Walter A. Anneberg for his long service as head of the Rotary Foundation committee which provides funds for graduate study abroad. Dr. Anneberg was made a "Paul Harris Fellow" with the payment of $1,000 into the international foundation funds, making the Carroll club 2,000 per cent and the top-ranking club in District 600. College graduates in the Carroll area district, comprised of 50 clubs, are eligible for Rotary Foundation funds. The foundation is a memorial to Paul Harris, a University of Iowa graduate and a native of Vermont who founded Rotary International in Chicago in 1905. Many of the community programs sponsored by the club involve local young people. /Each year the club sponsors a dinner for the top scholars of both Carroll and Kuemper high schools. Framed certificates are presented. Another youth project is the Rotary Student Loan fund, open to worthy high school graduates of the Carroll area. Funds may be borrowed to attend colleges, universities or professional training schools. The club started the fund many years ago by appropriating $500 from its general fund. Each Monday night a ceramic "John, the Pig'' is passed and contributions are dropped in to it for the fund. The club is the original sponsor of the American Field Service which brings foreign students to Carroll and provides for local students to go abroad for a school year. The club also entertains other foreign students. Among other programs are a Rural-Urban Night, at which local farmers are entertained. For the past several years, a feature of this program has been airplane rides for the farm guests over their home places. The club also sponsors an Employer-Employee night, Competitors Night and other civic programs.
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