2014-12-17 / People


The Burke County Recreation Department stood out statewide for activities it planned during Parks and Recreation Month, which was celebrated in July. They were awarded first place for their programming, which included art classes for children, door decorating classes, coffee club and a card making class. These activities were in addition to the ongoing classes and athletics typically offered during that time. “We had a large variety of activities that month,” BCRD director Rolene Rowell said. She noted Burke County competes with other recreation departments in areas with populations of 20,000-50,000 residents, making it one of the smallest organizations in the division. The award was presented at the recent Georgia Recreation and Parks Association conference at Jekyll Island. Above, BCRD employees Purvis Brown, Rowell, Robert Allen, Calandra Brown, Jennifer White, Tracey Allen, Jordan Higgins, Betty Jones and Joe Blankenbaker are pictured with the award.

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