Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1963 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, July 1, 1963
Page 12
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JULY .1, 1963 Summer Is Kids' Fun Time You Can See 9 Em Enjoying It At Alton Playgrounds PLAYING TO AN AUDIENCE \ Boy at Olin playground is playing to an audience as he goes down sliding boards with attitude, "Look, Mom, No Hands." The city playgrounds are filled with recreational facilities that can make the long summer days a pleasure for children—and you can sneak in a visiting cousin from Milwaukee, too, and nobody cares. SPRAY (ABOVE) Children get a {soaking with help of city water hydrant at Haskell Park. This is great fun when the temperature is in the 90's, and twice as much fun when you are a kid. (AT RIGHT), Dorothy Ull teaches hand clap game to youngsters at Olin playground. YEA! TEAM '-Dprothy Ull cheers the ^pltball players at Olin 'playground, Such lung V exercises are part of the \£Jttlplanned, but ever-pres- recreation at play- iids, Something to Do The Alton Recreation Department's playground program is under full steam. Programs for children are being held in Haskell, Milton, Salu, Northside, Olin and Washington. Each playground has two directors. Everything from leather work to archery is on the schedule. In addition there are plans for parades, picnics, and talent shows. Children need only this start to enlarge on the program by inventing their own games. It's nice to he out in the sun, perspiring, yelling for the ball, hooting a loser and cheering a winner. Summer lime and playgrounds are indestructible partners. SWING AWAY Baseball and softball are favorites on warm, sunny days. Here a brave catcher without benefit of mask or chest protector waits for the hot one. They were only posing for the photographer. RIDE'EM Perry Warren takes a ride on a real swinging horse at Haskell Park. He concentrates on the ride, ignores the photo* grapher. CHANGE OF PACE I A little something for everybody, lieve they are on their way to a blaze, Here fire truck that bus seen its best This is a popular snot with the boys but days is used by the children to make be- once in a while a girl finds a place. THE WE AVERS Jan {filler shows arts and crafts class how to weave there is plenty for them to do in the rooms and balls plastic lacing into bracelets at Milton playgrounds, under expert guidance, These girls will become adept Not all the children care for the athletic pursuits so at this sort of craft before the sessions are concluded, YODEIING Two children at Olin playground try a nettle yodoling just for Woks, They will undertake a> other venture In a mo, roeiiti maybe a planned game, or maybe one they dreamed up,

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