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GO! Odessa Recreation

 

March 23, 2017



Kaylene James is a busy lady. Along with a husband (Brian), two children (Evan 15 and Merick 1), she also owns and operates a licensed daycare, Kinder Haus Family Home Childcare. One would think finding time for herself, let alone any additional projects, would be difficult, maybe even impossible.

If you thought that, you thought wrong.

James has found a new project involving something near and dear to her heart. Children. She has now started GO! Odessa Recreation, a non-profit organization to help bring summer activities to Odessa like those that were available when she was growing up here. Her family moved here from California when she was eight years old, and she remembers a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, bike rides, bike safety classes, sport camps, Spokane Indians baseball games, campouts in the park, trips to water parks and Silverwood Theme Park. Due to liability insurance constraints, she also notes, all the activities she remembers being available as a child may not be available to children today.

Currently, Kaylene is in the process of planning and organizing several events such as a daddy/daughter dance, a mother/son event, story time at the library and getting the youth garten open at the Old Town Hall for Deutschesfest. She has talked to town librarian Julie Jantz about story time and will decide a start date soon. She says it will likely be on a Wednesday and take place about once a month initially.

When we asked if she had come up with a logo she said she hadn’t come up with one yet. This is a hint for all budding young artists out there. If you think it might be fun to design and submit a logo for GO! Odessa Recreation, email it to odessarecreation@hotmail.com. Yours may be the one chosen to represent the organization.

Currently and through Easter, James is having a flower bulb fundraiser and will be taking orders around town. If she misses you, or if you’d like to contact her directly to order, volunteer or simply make a donation, you can do so by calling (509) 350-9848, emailing odessarecreation@hotmail.com or visiting the Go Odessa Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/odessarecreation. Funds received will go toward supplies, 501(c)3 application expenses and liability insurance coverage costs.

 

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