Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday!

The Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt WILL take place tomorrow, RAIN or SHINE, at the Earle May Boat Basin beginning at 11am. In case of rain, the Easter Bunny will be passing out treats on the stage of the Performing Arts Building, and you will have the opportunity to take pictures with him!

Easter Egg Hunt

Annual City of Bainbridge Easter Egg Hunt

It’s that time of year! Spring is here and that means it’s time for the Annual City of Bainbridge Easter Egg Hunt! Bring the kids to the Earle May Boat Basin on Saturday, April 4. There will be three age groups for children 10 and under. Each age group will have the opportunity to find one of three PRIZE EGGS! Also, every participating child will receive a ticket to win additional prizes! No pre-registration is necessary, just be there by 11 AM because that’s when the fun begins!

Easter Egg Hunt Flyer 2015

Jack Wingate Outdoor Camp is Coming Soon!

Already thinking of things for your kids to do this summer while they are out of school?

The always awesome, exciting, informational, educational, and super fun JACK WINGATE CAMP is Coming Soon!!!

Campers will participate in activities such as canoeing, archery, fishing, game calling, gun safety, camping, and CPR.

This camp is for boys and girls ages 7-14, and is held daily from 8AM – 5PM.

Week 1 (June 1-5) is for ages 11-14.

Week 2 (June 22-26) is for ages 7-10.

Week 3 (July 13-17) is for all ages 7-14.

The fee for the week long camp is $125.

Print off a form by clicking on the link, or stop by City Hall or Leisure Services at 1707 East Shotwell Street.

If you have any questions, call 229-248-2010.

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CITY OF BAINBRIDGE FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

Registration is now underway for the Bainbridge Leisure Services 2014 football and cheerleading season. Registration is open through Friday, August 15.

Flag football is for ages 3-6, while cheerleading is for ages 3-12. The fee for both of those programs is $20. Those ages 7-12 can register for tackle football, with a $40 registration fee.

Registration forms can be found on the City’s website, http://www.bainbridgecity.com, by clicking on the “Recreation” tab, or by visiting Bainbridge Leisure Services at 1707 Shotwell St.

Team draft will be held from August 18-22 and schedules will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2.

For more information on the football and cheerleading programs, call 248-2010.

Twins Serve as Head Lifeguards at Bainbridge Aquatic Center

Caymon and Dillon FowlerIf you’ve visited the Aquatic Center this summer, you’ve likely thought you were seeing double! But don’t worry; it’s just twins Dillon and Caymon Fowler. The twins, 25, are back for their third summer working at the Aquatic Center and along with Noah Thorn, are this year’s head lifeguards.
The boys began their career with the City of Bainbridge at age 16. Then, they worked at the Bill Reynolds Tennis Center, where they worked until they graduated.
Three years ago, when they came home from Bainbridge for the summer, they began working at the Aquatic Center. When asked why they wanted to work there, the brothers commented that they enjoyed working with the city, that their older brother had worked at the Aquatic Center and they thought it was a good fit for them as well.
“We love the people and the environment here,” said Caymon.
Recently, when Adult Program Director Joanie Williams resigned and moved out of town, the brothers were given more responsibility at the Aquatic Center and have met those responsibilities with much enthusiasm. Some of their responsibilities include scheduling life guards, making sure the pools are clean and balanced properly and keeping track of concessions.
“We’ve had to learn about things in the pump house and more details about the day to day operations like keeping the pools in balance every day,” said Dillon.
When they assumed their new roles, they saw some much needed changes at the Aquatic Center. One of the positive changes they say that was made is that everyone that enters gets an armband. Formerly, only those who have said they were swimming received an armband, and that made it difficult to determine who paid and who had passed their swim tests. Now that everyone has an armband, it has helped ease confusion.
Dillon and Caymon have both received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Valdosta State University and have applied to be admitted into the teaching program at Albany State University for the Fall 2014 semester.