CARLISLE — A free lunch and activities program for children, a food distribution event, and an opportunity for women to pre-register for mammograms are the community services being offered by the Town of Carlisle this summer.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn announced Friday that the town will hold a free summer lunch and activities program for children 18 and under. The program will be held at the Carlisle Town Hall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday, beginning Monday, June 8 and running through Thursday, July 30.
Ferguson-Glenn said that the program, which is primarily for the children of the Carlisle community, will provide those attending with lunch and with a variety of fun activities.
“We play games, we have art projects, we go on field trips, and we have little talent shows where the children can display their talents,” Ferguson-Glenn said. “We invite guests in such as someone from the Carnegie Library and do reading projects. Also, firemen come in and talk about safety, teaching the dos and don’ts of fire safety. We also have someone come in from law enforcement to speak to the children.”
Plans are for the children to go on two field trips including one to the Union County YMCA for swimming. The other field trip has yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date.
The Town of Carlisle will once again partner with The Potters Storehouse, a Jonesville area church, to distribute food to the needy families of the Carlisle community.
Ferguson-Glenn said the town will hold a food distribution at the town hall at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16.
The food distribution will be for needy families of the Carlisle community only and those seeking to receive food must bring with them photographic identification. They must also bring bring plastic bags to carry the food they receive home with them.
Ferguson-Glenn thanked The Potters Storehouse for helping the town distribute food to the need of the community.
“We’re partnering with them again,” Ferguson-Glenn said. “We’re so fortunate we can.”
Ferguson-Glenn said that during the food distribution, there will be pre-registration for mammograms that will be provided in August.
“We’ve arranged to have pre-registration for mammograms and the information we get then will be used during the Back To School Bash on August 15,” Ferguson-Glenn said. “At the Back To School Bash there will be a mobile unit present to provide mammograms and so we’re giving women the opportunity to pre-register for them early.”
Ferguson-Glenn said that the decision to offer early pre-registration was made to increase the number of women getting mammograms.
Persons wanting more information about these events should contact the Carlisle Town Hall at 864-427-1505.