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Groups Seek Places For Kids To Play And Beat The Heat

Families look for alternative activities outside to stay cool during the heat wave.

  • Children at the summer camp play tug of war.

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    Children at the Banneker Community Center summer camp play tug of war.

  • A young child plays inside the Banneker Center.

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    Photo: Bill Shaw/WFIU-WTIU News

    A young child plays inside the Banneker Center on the family resource center.

  • Kids enjoy playing in the Banneker Community Center.

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    Photo: Bill Shaw/WFIU-WTIU News

    Kids enjoy playing in the Banneker Community Center.

With the weather reaching triple digits people around town are finding ways to stay inside to stay out of the heat.

The Banneker Community Center in Monroe County offers free summer programming for kids. Program Specialist Will Rose says the department has about 70 children per day, and they plan several activities to keep the kids cool during their time at the center.

“Our family resource center is a really good place for parents and families who have infants and toddlers,” Rose says. “With our larger camp we try to stay out of the heat, but with having so many of the kids we do have to go outside, such as we have lunch outside and go to the pool every day, which is fun even if it’s hot it’s still fun.”

The temperature over the weekend is expected to reach 101.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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