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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Celebrate ERC in 2023

70th Anniversary Emporia Recreation Commission Logo

“With very little risk for argument, it can be said that the greatest wealth of a nation is its children. How they are raised and what is done for them today will pay off later in making the world a better place to live. Organized recreation is one of the best outlets for learning and life experience in the modern complicated world. The provision of an opportunity for self-expression, recognition and new experiences, through recreation, is a vital new government responsibility for the American City.”-James A. Peterson, Director of Recreation, Emporia, Kansas. First Emporia Recreation Commission Annual Report- 1954

As the Emporia Recreation Commission looks back at our history and celebrates our accomplishments over the last 70 years, we also want to look forward to the future. And the future is you. That is why for our 70th anniversary, we have established an initiative called “Celebrate ERC.” The initiative will include a group of community-minded individuals invited to meet with the Emporia Recreation Commission each month to learn more about our mission, our core values and to provide input as we plan for the future. Each month, we will present a core component of the ERC that includes lunch, a tour and a short program. The goal is to showcase our commitment to our community, to inspire this group to advocate for the ERC and to grow our footprint in Emporia and Lyon County. All community members are welcome to attend sessions. Just register in advance by calling 620-340-6300.

Meet: Third Wednesday, Monthly

Time: Noon - 1:00pm

Register by: Monday prior to meeting

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