Tag: 052516

 On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!

Young readers will explore fitness and fun this summer as Hawkins Memorial Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer library program. Special programs will include Mad Science with the Grout Museum, Make a Bullseye with Double Lung Archery, the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Butterfly Garden, and H.E.R.O.s with Jester Puppets. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through 5th grade, with programs, prizes, stories, crafts and more.
Registration for “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” is open now. Once registered, participants can begin filling out their reading log and are able to choose a prize for every two hours spent reading – all summer long!
For more information stop in the library, call 319-342-3025, visit the library’s website at www.laportecity.lib.ia.is, or check our events on Facebook. All programs are free of charge.

Sunday Special at LPC Golf Club

  Join your friends at La Porte City Golf Club for all the golf you can handle after 5 PM (really until dark) EVERY Sunday this season. Cost is only $15 (regular 9 hole fee). A cart is extra, but individuals can walk for free and enjoy nature’s beauty along the way.

Area Memorial Day Services

May 30 at 8:30 AM – St. Mary of Mt. Carmel
Members of American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207 will honor fallen veterans by conducting a memorial service at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church in Eagle Center.

May 30 at 9:30 AM – La Porte City
Members of the American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207 will conduct a brief Memorial Day service at the Veterans Memorial Tribute, located at the corner of Chestnut and Main Street in La Porte City. At approximately 9:45 the service will reconvene and conclude at West View Cemetery in La Porte City.

May 30 at 10:30 AM – Mount Auburn
Following Memorial Day service at the Mount Auburn Cemetery, followed by a service at Mount Auburn Methodist Church, a meal will be served at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.

 Lifeguard Shortage Could Affect LPC Family Aquatic Center Hours

As preparations are underway to open La Porte City’s Family Aquatic Center for the season, the number of available lifeguards could impact the facility’s hours of operation. Opening Day for the Aquatic Center is slated for May 27. When the pool opens, the City anticipates having enough certified lifeguards to fully staff the facility during the initial portion of the summer schedule.
Each year, municipal aquatic centers are faced with the challenge of finding a sufficient number of lifeguards, enough to staff operational hours and cover summer vacation schedules. La Porte City is no exception. Having too many guards on the payroll can result in not enough hours available for each of them. Too few guards can leave the facility short when vacations reduce the number of available lifeguards to fill the schedule.
Compounding the challenge of hiring lifeguards are the certification requirements that come with the job. By the time the City received its most recent batch of applicants, the limited number of certification classes in the area had been filled. As this issue of The Progress Review goes to press, arrangements to bring an instructor to La Porte City to provide new lifeguards the necessary certification are being explored.
Since La Porte City’s new Aquatic Center opened in 2005, it typically has employed two dozen or more lifeguards every summer. Because current numbers are short of that mark, pool operations may be affected. Family Aquatic Center Manager Brooke Hartman and Assistant Manager Jess Larison are exploring other ways to address the potential lifeguard shortage while keeping the facility open to the public. For example, the number of guards needed to operate the facility can be reduced by closing the slide or clearing the pool 15 minutes of every hour to provide the lifeguards on duty their required breaks.
Following the adoption of the pool’s operational hours at the May 22 City Council meeting, the projected summer schedule will be posted online at www.lpcia.com.
The good news for La Porte City residents is that the number of available lifeguards is NOT expected to impact the schedule for swimming lessons, lap swim times or water exercise classes. Area residents may purchase pool passes and sign up for swim lessons on May 25 and 26, when the facility will be open from 4-7:30 PM.

Classifieds – May 25, 2016

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