Hecimovich says crowd was unexpected
© CHRISTOPHER CAMERON - THE NEWS
Mike Hecimovich gives some kids a tractor ride on Sunday afternoon in Springville as part of the East River Valley Recreation Family Fun Day. Hecimovich said over 200 people visited throughout the day.
SPRINGVILLE – Mike Hecimovich said when the family day was planned he just wanted to see “some” people come out.
With over 200 visiting the East River Valley Recreation Family Fun Day in Springville on Sunday the “some” he was hoping for were in attendance and quite a few more.
“I’m absolutely blown away with how many people showed up here today,” he said as he took a break from giving kids tractor rides around the field. “It’s been an amazing day so we can likely thank the weather for some of the people coming out, but I still can’t believe the number of people that came out.”
The day involved games, races and a barbecue for adults and kids alike. Last September when a committee was put together to revitalize the recreation centre the family day was one of their main ideas for an event.
“The main objective of the day was to get kids and parents out here having fun,” he said. “There have been more kids out in the valley over the last few years so we’ve recognized the need to have somewhere where they can come and play. It’s great having places in town for recreation, but why not play right where you live. That’s what we’re hoping for.”
He said they have been maintaining the fields over the summer and did some work on the tennis/basketball court. Although this is only the first summer in a few years they have done this he hopes there will continue to be positive growth.
“Next year we’ll have another family day and maybe try to get a few other things put together,” he said. “Just seeing people here today is a positive sign that people care about it and want to use it. It’s really nice seeing it alive again. We hope more and more people start using it.”
For more information on East River Valley Recreation visit www.eastrivervalleyrec.com.
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