G.R.E.A.T. Summer Program draws crowd of appreciative Eureka students

Monday, July 17, 2006
Kids and adults alike enjoyed the day at Lake Leatherwood by canoeing, while others cruised the water by paddleboat. Photo by Sheree Kuehn,Carroll County News

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Sun, fun, canoes, fishing, paddle boats and cool waters -- what more could a kid want on a beautiful summer day?

If you don't know the answer, just ask the kids that attended the Eureka Springs G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance and Training) Summer Program, held July 11-14, at Lake Leatherwood Park.

The program is open to all third through 11th grade students in the Eureka Springs School District who have graduated from the G.R.E.A.T. program. There is no charge for the week long event.

"This year's attendance was up greatly," stated Detective Shelley Summers, " I believe this is a record breaking year with more than 50 students attending."

Along with the fun at Lake Leatherwood, students played a softball game, ate hot dogs and hamburgers and took a day-long float trip down the White River to Spider Creek.

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