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Park and Recreation Month 2017

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This July, City of Jefferson Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the National Recreation and Park Association are celebrating the power of PLAY. See below for activities during our month-long celebration. Each week offers a social media contest using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram along with the provided hashtag. 

Month-Long: Play Unplugged
Complete the list of 31 provided tasks that encourage non-tech activity. Turn in your completed list by noon on August 1 to be eligible to win a prize bundle including 4 tickets plus parking pass to August 6 Royals vs. Mariners.  Print your Unplugged List
CONGRATS TO PLAY UNPLUGGED WINNER Heidi M.

Week 1 (July 2-8) Get Your Move On
Sponsored by Healthy Schools Healthy Communities
MOVE IT social media photo contest*: Participants will "get their move on" in any of the parks in any way they desire: dancing, walking, running, biking, etc. Take a pic or video and post it with #GetYourMoveOn. We will draw 3 winners on Monday, July 10. Prizes: Red Wheel bike; Red Wheel $50 gift certificate; and Red Wheel $25 gift certificate. Week 1 Facebook event
CONGRATS TO WEEK 1 WINNERS bike-Phoebe W.; $50 Red Wheel gift card-Vanessa F.; $25 Red Wheel gift card-Nate P.
Special events during week 1: 7/4 Red, Bike, and Blue; 7/9 Tour de Jeff Moonlight Bike Ride

Week 2 (July 9-15) Get Your Splash On
Sponsored by City of Jefferson Parks, Recreation and Forestry and KMIZ
SPLASH social media photo contest*: Take a pic while participating in your favorite water activity (swimming, boating, water guns, sprinkler, etc.) Post it with #GetYourSplashOn. Prize: one winner will receive a prize bundle including 4 tickets to Big Surf. Week 2 Facebook event
CONGRATS TO WEEK 2 WINNER Megan D.
Special events during week 2: 7/14 Ice Cream Splash; 7/14 Stars Under The Stars "Lego Movie"

Week 3 (July 16-22) Get Your Happy On
Sponsored by Avenue HQ
Emoji social media photo contest*: impersonate your favorite emoji while enjoying the outdoors. Post your pic, and include the emoji and #GetYourHappyOn. Prizes: 2 winners will each receive a prize bundle including Avenue HQ comedy show 4-pack and Arris' Pizza $30 gift card. Week 3 Facebook event
CONGRATS TO WEEK 1 WINNERS Randi H. and Susan S.
Special events during week 3: 7/21 Super Hero Pool Party

Week 4 (July 23-29) Get Your Shark On
Sponsored by J. Pfenny's
Shark in the Park hidden object contest*: each day during week 4, a shark object will be hidden in our 1,400 acre park system. A clue will be posted on Parks and Recreation's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts at 6:00 am each day. The first person each day to return the object to The Linc, 1299 Lafayette Street, will receive a $10 gift certificate to J. Pfenny's. Grand prize: a stationary object (along with the shark object) will be placed at the hidden location each day. Post your pic next to the stationary object with #GetYourSharkOn for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to J. Pfenny's and 4 tickets plus parking pass to September 29 Royals vs. Diamondbacks. Shark in the Park Facebook event
CONGRATS TO SHARK IN THE PARK WINNER Jennifer W.
Jawsome social media photo contest*: Less challenging but just as fun! A stationary object will be placed at a different playground each day during week 4. A clue will be posted on Parks and Recreation's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts at 6:00 am each day. Find the object and post a pic with #JawsomeParks. We will draw 5 winners on Monday, July 31. Daily prizes include pool rafts and shark snuggie tails. Jawsome Facebook event
CONGRATS TO JAWSOME PARKS WINNERS Cassandra S.; Jo F.; Jennifer W.; Jackie J.; and Michelle R.
Special events during week 4: 7/27 Friends of the Park apprecation event (sign up to be a Friend by 7/24 for an invitation)


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