Family comes first at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington this fall. The club has a list of community and club member activities perfect for all ages.
While the club offers a packed schedule of engaging programs designed to instill responsibility and leadership in its young members, it also invites the community to participate in the fun through regular events throughout the year.
This year, the club begins its busy season with a Community Garden Kids’ Day on Saturday, Sept. 17. This is followed by the ever-popular “Trunk-or-Treat” Halloween event on Friday, Oct. 28. The final fall fun includes the Thanksgiving Feast for club members on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The Community Garden Kids’ Day takes place Saturday, Sept. 17. Everyone is invited out to tour the facility and take part in the unveiling of the new community garden. Studies show that community gardens increase a sense of stewardship, foster the development of a community identity and build community leadership among those who participate. These are a few of the core missions shared by the Boys & Girls Clubs, making the community garden a special addition to the club’s proven programs of success.
Next, members looking for a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience will have the chance to check out the “tricked” out trunks filled with treats during the annual Boys & Girls Club “Trunk-or-Treat” on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
November welcomes Boys & Girls Club members and their families for an unforgettable feast on Nov. 17. Volunteers will once again distribute turkeys to each club member family and welcome them to a specially prepared, healthy meal. Children’s games and entertainment will also take place during the event, which brings together volunteers and club members for a special celebration.
Activities take place at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, which is located at 1080 Wellington Trace. For more information, call Club Director Kenda Peterson at (561) 790-0343.
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment.
The 13 clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 8,000 children ages 6 to 18. For more information, visit www.bgcpbc.org or call (561) 683-3287.