Operation Homefront is giving away 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to military families, E-5 and below on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Interested parties must call Christina Anthony or Ashley Carpenter at 368-9622. Distribution will be at an education and community information fair at Club Stewart on July 21st and HAAF on Aug. 5 from 10-2 p.m.
Sign up for football, cheerleading, soccer
The Department of the Army Child Youth and School Services will have tackle football, cheerleading and fall soccer registration through Aug. 10, or until all slots are filled. Register at the Fort Stewart CYSS, building 443, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, or 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday.
Football is open to ages 7-13. Fee is $60. Cheerleading is open to ages 6-13. Fee is $30. Soccer is open to ages 4-13. Fee is $30.
The fee is waived if one or more parents are deployed. The fee is waived for the first child and there is a 10 percent discount for each additional child of volunteer coaches.
All participants must have a current physical on file. For more information, call 767-4371.
Fourth at the forts
July 4 Celebration at Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 4. Come celebrate the nation’s birthday with Civil War troops as they fire special salutes for soldiers who sacrificed their lives. There will be games and free watermelon. Park guests can bring a picnic lunch. Admission is $3.50 - $5. For more information, call 727-2339.
Independence Day Colonial Faire at Fort Morris in Midway: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Celebrate the 4th of July with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. The event is sponsored by Flemington. For more information, call 884-5999.
Cedrick Dickerson camp
The annual Cedric Dickerson football camp is scheduled for July 16-18 at the Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. Registration is under way. For more information call the LCRD at 876-5359.
Team Hinesville seeks
Team Hinesville’s weightlifting team is seeking donations for upcoming trips to the AAU Junior Olympics and world and national qualifiers.
World-ranked Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard, coach of Team Hinesville, said participants pay their own expenses so she is always eager to accept donations to help Team Hinesville. If you would like to make a donation, call her at 429-0931.
Y Gymanstics planning camps
YMCA Gymnastics is having "Flip and Splash" camp that includes gymnastics, crafts and swimming:
• Session 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 9, ages 3-5 from 9 a.m.-noon; ages 6 and up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Session 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 14-30, ages 3-5 from 9 a.m.-noon; ages 6 and up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information call Richard Somerville, Y sports and fitness director, at 368-9322.
LCRD pool open
The Liberty County Recreation Department swimming pool is open. The pool is in Liberty Independent Troop Park on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Hours are 2-6 p.m. every day. Admission is $2 per person. The pool may be reserved for private parties.
Swimming lessons for ages 4 and up will be offered at the pool in two-week sessions (Tuesday-Friday), mornings: July 7-17 and July 21-31, at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. The cost is $2. Slots are limited. On-line registration is available at www.lcrd.net.
Sunday night is family night with only parents and children admitted from 6:30-8:30. Monday night is senior swim for ages 50 and older, from 6:30-8. Thursday night is pre-teen swim for ages 9-12, from 6:30-8:30. Admission is $2 per person.
The pool may be reserved for exclusive use by individuals or groups. The fee is $50 per hour for 25 people or fewer, $75 per hour for 25-50 people, $100 per hour for 50-75 people, and $125 per hour for 75-100 people. Reservations must be made through the LCRD Office.
For additional information, go to the LCRD Web site at www.lcrd.net or call 876-5359.
LCRD summer programs
Liberty County Recreation Department's 2009 summer programs include day camp, swim lessons, swim team, sports camps, taekwondo, golf, tennis, track and field and more. Register at the LCRD Office on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration will continue until all slots are filled. Online registration is available at www.lcrd.net. For additional information call 876-5359.
Operation Homefront is helping financially strapped, military families afford sports team registrations, cultural and art classes, etc., for children of Georgia service members. For more information, call Christina Anthony or Ashley Carpenter at 368-9622.
Y’s Kids after school program
Liberty County YMCA is taking registration for its Y’s Kids, an after school program for middle school children (sixth-eighth-grade) at the YMCA. Transportation will be provided from middle schools to the Y. Registration is June 29-July 2. Sliding-scale fees are based on income. For more information call Christina Anthony, family programs director, at 368-9622.
Lady Tiger softball
Lady Tiger voluntary softball conditioning will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. through July. Current medical physicals are required to attend conditioning. Parents or players with questions should call the coaches at 369-8384, 977-2015 or 977-2016.
Flag football league
Registration for the YMCA flag football leagues runs through July 6. Registration is open for ages 3-16. Practice begins around July 13 and games start around July 27. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.