October 10, 2014

Snakes, Pancakes, and Demolition at Varna

The next two weeks at the Varna Community Center, 943 Dryden Road, will be pretty exciting:

  • On Saturday, October 11th, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, the Cornell Herpetological Society will be showing and discussing reptiles and amphibians. My kids loved this last year!

  • On Sunday, October 12th, from 8:00am to noon, we'll be serving our Pancake (and French Toast and Waffle) Breakfast. We also have bacon, sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs, fruit, cake, orange juice, and of course coffee. It's $7.50 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for kids 5-12.

  • On Saturday, October 25th, we'll be tearing down the old playground behind the Community Center to get ready to install a new one next year:

Varna 's Playground: Down With the Old, Up With the New

Varna residents and friends will gather on Saturday October 25 at 9am to take down the existing play structures behind the Varna Community Center, 943 Dryden Rd. (NYS Rte. 366). Although kids have spent many happy hours on the old equipment, safety concerns mean it is time to take it down.

Next spring, volunteers will come together again to put up new, safe play equipment that will satisfy all the climbing, swinging, balancing and exploring desires of Varna's youngsters and their friends.

United Way of Tompkins County, Jim Ray Homes, and The Strebel Planning Group have contributed major gifts toward the project. Individual donations have also been received, but we are still $8000 short of the amount needed to purchase new equipment and establish a fund for ongoing maintenance. Tax-deductible donations in any amount will be much appreciated. Send to:

Varna Community Association
P.O. Box 4771
Ithaca NY 14852-4771

Please put "playground" on the memo line of your check. Volunteers to help take down the existing playground are also needed. Many hands will make the work go fast, so consider joining this worthy effort on October 25th. Children are welcome, but must be under a parent's supervision at all times. Snacks will be available for volunteers. Have questions? Contact: Sue Heath (607-272-8919).

Posted by simon at October 10, 2014 7:57 AM in
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