INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 parents and guests celebrated the Brightwood Community Center’s eight-week Summer Fun and Frolic Program on July 29 with a visual slide presentation of activities and a talent show performed by the program’s 32 “campers.”

Sharing what the program meant personally, one camper said, “I learned to bowl without bumpers.” Another said, “I learned to swim by using the side of the pool.” Still another said, “I learned how to read better using a computer.”

Pastor Debra Grady was pleased by the active participation of up to 20 other United Methodist congregations in greater Indianapolis who supplied the day-long program with hot and cold meals, ice, drinks and paper supplies. Old Bethel UMC provided transportation. Grady told parents and families present that she appreciated their strong support and spirit of cooperation.

Young adults Kim White and Stan Ferguson directed the program and were assisted by counselors Zachary Cutshaw, Patricia Taylor and Leonard Perkins.

Brightwood started its afterschool Kid’s Club program in mid-August when IPS began another school year.

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Campers dance during a closing talent show that celebrated the 40-day Summer Fun and Frolic Program at Brightwood Community Center in Indianapolis.