January 06, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Snow Day Program Opens When Schools Close

In the event of school cancellations due to inclement weather this winter, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board will again host its SPARC Snow Day Programs from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the Oak Grove Community Center, 1538 S. Oak Grove Ave.

The district-wide cancellation of Springfield Public Schools’ classes is the primary determining factor for opening the Park Board program at Oak Grove Center. Local media outlets can expect a daily news release each time the day-long program is activated.

The Snow Day Program is open to any K-5 students, and includes scheduled games, arts and crafts, afternoon snack, movies, and indoor fun. Children must bring a sack lunch. The day-long program is $12 per child.

Registration runs from 7 – 9 a.m., at the Oak Grove Community Center, or until the program is full. The program is limited to the first 60 registrations per day. The Oak Grove Community Center phone number is 417-891-1635.

For more information, media contact: Sandra Pratt, School-Park Administrator, (417) 830-4454; or Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, (417) 874-2176 or (417) 839-2005.