Free, cool summertime fun with United Way/Success by 6

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By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - Young families looking to soak up the sun as summer winds down are in luck.

Caleb Cote (left), 8, and Carter Simpson, 9, were busy piecing things together at the United Way of SDG's 70th anniversary party in Lamoureux Park on July 6.

United Way/Centraide of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG), through its Success by 6 program, is offering a slew of free activities over a two-week period in August.

“We are hosting a variety of activities for families and young children to enjoy throughout SDG – take a look at the calendar of events and join us if you can,” said Lori Greer, executive director of United Way SDG.

The local agencies' vision of the Success by 6 program is to promote healthy growth and development of young children during the first six years of life.

"Offering physical activity, reading, stories, and musical activity is a good start," said Greer.

The events planned in Ingleside, Iroquois and Maxville will take place inside at the libraries.

All other activities will be outdoors – bring a blanket to sit on for the story times, dress comfortably for yoga and Zumba.

All outdoor events will take place, weather permitting.

Follow United Way's Facebook page for updates.

To learn more, visit unitedwaysdg.com.

For further information, contact Sherry Davis, program/event coordinator – events@unitedwaysdg.com or Lori Greer, executive director - lori@unitedwaysdg.com.

Calendar of events:

Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Story time - Winchester Pool in Winchester - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Preschool circle - Public library in Ingleside - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Preschool circle - Public library in Iroquois - 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 14 - Family yoga - Lamoureux Park in Cornwall - 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 16 - Family Zumba - Smithfield Park in Lancaster - 10 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 16 - Free family swim - Aquatic Centre in Cornwall - 1-1:50 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 17 - Movie at Mocktails (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Preschool circle - Public library in Maxville - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Bedtime stories - Menard Park in Cornwall - 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21 - Bedtime stories - Avonmore Park at the pool - 6 p.m.

Organizations: United Way

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