Friendship Park Community Center in partnership with the City of Toledo hosted a family Sumer Fun Dance with a Hawaiian theme on Friday, August 12.
A good time was had by all.
Thank You to All the wonderful Volunteers and all that Attended... (Toddlers to Seniors.)
Thank you to the City of Toledo Parks & Youth Services, Ken Deejay Casey-Campbell our DJ, Trish Stanley Misch of Big Balloon Creations for the Awesome Decorations and Dorothy & Joe at Marco's Pizza for generous discount on our Pizza.
Thanks to the Volunteers.
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Cay Renne, her daughters and friend Tara
Steve & Tammy
Ray and Karen Worman
Ehan & Owen Phillips, their Dad and Little Sister
Mary Jo Dotson
Thank You All!
On June 25 Friendship Park Community Center (FPCC) in partnership with City of Toledo hosted a "Concert in the Park." "It was a great night to have the park filled with people of all ages enjoying great music" said Joyce Ejhinger, the event organizer. Close 200 people of all ages came out on a beautiful night to enjoy a wonderful music by Glass City Steel., a steel drum group from Toledo School for the Arts (TSA). They were an amazing group of talented high school students. The night also featured a fun Island Bounce House & Slide from Glass City Moonwalk Rentals for the kids.
Close to 200 hot dogs, chips & pop/water were served for free before the concert. This was all made possible by a Grant from City of Toledo Park & Youth Services.
It was also made.possible by the wonderful volunteers from FPCC and the community:
-Joyce Ejhinger, FPCC Vice President & Event Organizer
-Debbie Fritz, FPCC Treasurer & Assistant Coordinator
-Clement Cybulski, FPCC President
Carol & Jim Smith
Lillian Martinez Katko
Terrie & Jim Smith
Steve & Tammy Toda
Aubrey & Ethan Phillips
Jeff Cohen &
The next "Concert in the Park" will be Monday, August 15 at Friendship Park Community Center at 7 PM. The concert will feature a Jazz Group from TSA, the Krueger-Benson Jazz Trio.
There will be something special for the children before the concert and free food & refreshments TBA.
We had at least 775 people walk through our doors in June to attend one of our regular events; many counted more than once for multiple events. LIkely we missed some sign-ins. At least 243times, seniors came in to eat or pick up a lunch. We hope you will be among the counted in July!
Our second and last of two Family Summer Fun Days was held July 16. We had least 60 kids and 45 adults and they all had great fun! Parents commented that they liked being outside with a event the kids could enjoy as a family. We so appreciated the volunteers who showed up to help, some at the last minute, and some just stayed after play to help clean up. Thank-you valued friends! Please consider offering an hour or so of your help for future events. Call the Center or call Joyce Ejhinger at email@example.com or 419-320-9979 to volunteer your help. So needed, so appreciated!
Our first of two Family Summer Fun Evenings was held July 8. We had at least 85 adults and 50 kids attend and it was a blast! Lots of dancing and the hotdogs and ice cream were a definite hit. Kids loved the Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, Cupid Shuffle, Limbo contest, etc. Lots of line dancing. Be sure to mark your calendar and come to our next one on August 12. Don't miss out on the fun! Now, we managed with the volunteers we had but could have used more help preparing crafts for kits before the event. Please consider offering an hour or so of your help. Call the Center or call Joyce Ejhinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-320-9979 to volunteer your help. So needed, so appreciated!
The first of two tournament evenings sponsored by the City of Toledo Parks and Youth and our Friendship Park Community Center was held as scheduled on June 30, 2022. There were 17 youths in attendance, all young male teens ages 13-17. They had great fun playing in some light competition and enjoyed the snacks and fluids to stay hydrated as well as the free soft blue T-shirts. Check out the Friendship Park Community Center Facebook page for some pictures. If you know of any kids ages 13-17 who would enjoy a fun time of youth basketball, call the Center to get them signed up for the next tournament on July 28! No need to sign up as a team as all kids will be put together in groups of 3 for the play, however, friends can play on the same team if they like.
Friendship Park Community Center was awarded 4 of 102 grants for youth activities to be conducted throughout the city this summer. Go to toledo.oh.gov/summer for the list of all events. Booklets listing the events can also be picked up from Friendship Park Community Center as well as a flyer listing the events being conducted by our Center. Our events are targeted to families to enjoy with their children. They are completely free and include free snacks and drinks. Please join us!
If you find you can help somehow, please contact Joyce Ejhinger at email@example.com or 419-320-9979. We have several family events scheduled at our Center and the park this summer. The next ones are July 16, 29, and August 12. Volunteers are needed to help with crafts and other outdoor activities. It is lots of fun helping families and kids. Come join the fun as a volunteer!
We had some lovely desserts and some happy people who won prizes. Around 40 people filled the room enjoying the judging, the winner announcements, and tasting the submissions at $1 for a piece. It was an artful fun fundraiser! Check out the Point/Shoreland Journal to see more details, pictures, and recipes.
We had almost 200 kids and adults come and check out the activities at our first City of Toledo Parks and Youth sponsored event. Evaluations by those who completed the short paper indicated 100% enjoyment. (And they earned a raffle ticket for end of the summer prizes to be handed out as well as a candy bar.) The line for the climbing wall turned out to be pretty short with little wait time. The volunteers loved the playtimes with the kids. Do come to our next one on July 16 which will include a bicycle obstacle course! Ooo, fun!
The 300 available tickets are going fast. Don't miss out. Check the Events page for details.
We reached our goal of 100 Individual Members in June and numbers are climbing. Now we need all members, when notified, to renew! Memberships are good for 12 months and we are grateful for all who have donated the $25. Haven't donated yet? We would love to YOU to be a member, too!
Our newest Corporate Member is Scott Wood, State Farm Insurance. Thank-you! Our goal is at least 20 Corporate Members and this membership gets us to 15. Know a business that can support us at the $100 Corporate Member rate? Do ask them to become a member!