Summer program on track

MINEVILLE The Moriah summer youth recreation program has found a home. The program, which has 127 children pre-registered, will be held at the Yandon-Dillon campus if Champlain Valley Tech in Mineville. Its going to be a great program, said Tom Anderson, Moriah trustee and youth commission liaison. Everyone is working very hard. Itll be a great success. Normally held at Moriah Central School, the program is being forced to make changes because of a construction project at the school scheduled for this summer. That project will make the school unavailable. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said a deal has been struck with CV-Tech that will allow for continuation of all the activities and programs, except swimming. CV-Tech does not have a swimming pool, Scozzafava noted, although there are discussions that may lead to a swim program at Bulwagga Bay beach. The federally-funded breakfast and lunch programs will be held utilizing the CV-Tech kitchen and cafeteria, Scozzafava noted. The move to the Mineville campus from the school in Port Henry has caused one major change. This summers recreation program will be four weeks instead of the nor-mal five weeks, Scozzafava said. The shortened program is necessary, the supervisor said, to allow CV-Tech time to prepare its Mineville campus for classes that resume in September. The town will operate a bus to transport most children to and from the program. The exception are children who live in nearby Grover Hills. Those children are asked to gather at the Grover Hills Deli, where program counselors will meet them to walk to CV-Tech. Anderson noted all children must be registered before attending the program. He asked parents not to simply drop children off the first day of the program. Moriah officials considered several options before deciding on moving the program at CV-Tech. Combined programs with the Crown Point or Westport youth commissions were options, Scozzafava said. Fortunately CV-Tech is available and well be able to keep our kids in the town of Moriah, he said. Im certain itll work out well.

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