Kilgore Boys & Girls Club has about 40 students on the official 2018-2019 roster following three days of early registration this week – Lakesha Hall anticipates another surge once school gets underway Monday.
“It’s open enrollment for the rest of the school year,” the unit director said Friday. Granted, “The school year does not fill up like the summertime does.
That said, “It’s not uncommon for a lot of our parents of previous members to wait until the first day or the first week of school to enroll. Not everyone takes advantage of early registration.”
The Harris Street facility offers productive after-school programming including healthy snacks, with daily Power Hour tutoring, life skills classes and other health mind-and-body initiatives for the club’s 5- to 14-year-old charges.
The monthly fee for the Rusk County Boys & Girls Club – Kilgore Unit is $50 for the first child a family enrolls in the weekday-afternoon program, $35 for the second student and $25 for each additional participant.
For more information, contact Hall at 903-984-6071.
This week, Boys & Girls Club supporters throughout the community gathered for two fundraising events benefiting the program, including Thursday night’s monthly BINGO dinner hosted by sisters Julie Beck and Carrie Jackson as well as Friday night’s Texas Reverse Draw Down, which drew more than 100 participants to the Texan Theater.
Follow Kilgore News Herald for updates on the club’s ongoing fundraising activities. Contact Hall to contribute to the facility or drop-off donations at 724 Harris St. See the club’s Wish List (above) for ongoing material needs.
– By JAMES DRAPER