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Page 2B May 2, 2018 : porter Dance/Baton Camp: Dates -- June 4-7, 4:30 p.m.--5:30 p.m. (Grades K-5) Location -- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructor -- Camille Walston (Certified dance teacher) Tennis Camp: Dates -- June 4-7, 9 a.m.-- 10 a.m. (Grades 2-5), 10 a.m. --11 a.m. (Grades 6-10) Location -- Mary Persons High School Tennis Com- plex Instructor -- Carla Maples (30 years of experience) and Whitney Maples (4-year starter at West Georgia Col- lege) Golf Camp: Dates--June 11-i4, 10 a.m.--11:30 a.m. (Ages 8-15) Location-- Monroe. County Rec Department Football Field Instructor -- James Green (Certified golf instructor) ** Limit 20 participants Baseball Camp: Dates -- Jtme 11-15, 9 a.m.- -1 p.m. (Ages 7-14) Location -- Mary Persons Baseball Complex Instructors -, Clae Mathis (Mary Persons baseball coach) and Landon Sparks (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) ** There is a charge for this camp. Contact either the Rec Department or lsparks@fca. org for more information. Girls Basketball Camp: Dates -- June 11-14, 6 p.m.--8 p.m. (Ages 8-14) Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructor -- Cass Cas- sell (Retired high school basketball coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and April Cassell (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Tumbling/Dance Camp: Dates -- June 18-21, 3:30 p.m.--5 p.m. (Grades K-5) Location -- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructor: Amp Bailey (Certified Dance and Rec Department Teacher) 4-H Orientation: Dates -- June 18, 5 p.m.--8 p.m. Location -- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Cheerleading Camp: Dates -- June 25-28, 4 p.m.--6 p.m. (Ages 6-12) Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructors -- Laura Nel- son (Mary Persons cheer- leading coach) and Cheer Dogs (Mary Persons squad members) Volleyball Camp: Dates .- June 25-28, 6 p.m.--8 p.m. (Ages 10-up) Location -- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructors -- Stephanie Huff (Mary Persons volley- ball coach) Fireworks at the Park: Dates -- July 3, 4 p.m.-- 10 p.m. (Talent Show starts at 7p.m.) Location-- Monroe County Rec Departinent ** Sponsored by the City of Forsyth and Main Street (Stage for Talent Show, ven- dors and kids' activities) CampABLE (Special Needs Camp):. Dates -- July 9-13, 9 a.m.-- 12 p.m. (Ages 5-21) Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructor-- Elizabeth Holloway ** There is a charge for this camp. Contact ehol- loway416C- for more information British Soccer Camp: Dates - - July 9-13 Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Football Field ** There is a charge for this camp. Register at www.chal- (Contact the Rec Department for more details) Karate Camp: Dates -- July 9-12, 3 p.m.- -3:45 p.m. (Ages 3-6), 3:45 p.m.--4:30 p.m. (Ages 7-12) Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructor -- Michael Brewster (Owner of Old- nawan Karate School) Softball Camp: Dates -- July 9-12, 6 p.m.--8 p.m. (All youth age groups) Location-- Monroe County Softball Complex Instructor-- Hannah Grossman (Mary Persons softball coach) Science C mp: Dates -- July 16-19, 10 a.m.-- 11 a.m. (Grades K-2), 11 a m.--12 p.m. (Grades 3-5) Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructol;-- Yvonne Stroud (T,G. Scott Elemen: tary teacher) Music Camp: Dates -- July 16-19, 1:30 p.m.--2:30 p.m. (Grades K-5) Location-- Forsyth United Methodist Church Instructor -- Sandy Watson (Forsyth United Methodist Church music minister) Boys Basketball Camp: Dates -- July 16-19, 6 p.m.- -8 p.m. (Ages 8-14) Location -- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructor -- Greg Nix (Mary Persons boys basket- ball coach) Arts/Crafts Camp: Dates -- July 23-26, 2 p.m.- -3:30 p.m. (Ages 6-12) Location-- Monroe County Rec Department Youth Center Instructors -- Linda Sos- ebee and Gloria Joy ** Limit to 40 participants Football Camp: Dates -- Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-- 12 p.m. (Grades 2-6) Location -- Mary Persons Football Practice Fidd Instructor -- Brian Nelson (Mary Persons athletic direc- tor and football coach) and Mary Persons Football Staff ** Indudes drills, films, tour of MP Bulldogs facili- ties. (All campers receive a t-shirt) Summer camps at the Rec- reatioti Department unless otherwise noted are spon- sored by the City of Forsyth. By Diane Glidewell news@mymcr Forsyth United Methodist Church held its 4th Annual Bob Land Scholarship Golf Tourna- ment with the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 51 on Saturday, April 14 at the Forsyth Golf Course. The tournament raises money to award scholarships to the church's gradu-" ating seniors. Rick Barfield said that in 2017 it generated funds to provide six graduates with $1,500 each. The 2018 tournament was blessed with pleasant spring weather as 15 teams competed and enjoyed playing the course.The Boy Scouts presented the colors to start the tournament, cooked hamburg- ers and helped with clean-up and other aspects of the tournament. There were fundraising raffles, trophies for flight winners and Barbie fishing poles for those whose golf game suggested that they might should take up fishing instead. There were several ties among the winners, and Barfield offered various suggestions for breaking the ties: a putt off, a coin toss or a wrestling match. The first tied teams opted to flip coins. Subse- quent teams went for "rock, paper, scissors" to decide. Winning the top flight with a score of 57 was the team of Dr. Tom Dr. Deena Holliman Smith, John Baker and Dr. Bran- don Pinson. Winning the second flight with a score of 63 was the team of Bob Phillips Sr Jim Finch, Reed Henderson and Bob Phil- lips. The Stevick and Wangerin team took the next flight, and Ben Gravitz took the Barbie fishing poles. ) r 1 At left: the winning team in the! annual Forsyth United Methodist Church Bob Land Golf Tournament was, left to right, Dr. Brandon Pinson, John Baker, Dr. Deena Hol- liman Smith, Dr. Tom Perry. Above: t Bob Phillips Sr left/celebrates , winning 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' to break a tie in favor of his team and claim trophies in the An- ." m nual Bob Land Scholarship Golf - Tournament. RaMe winners took home prizes like golf at the River Forest course, a $100 gift card, $100 in golf lessons and a Chick-Fil-A gift card. 4 MP boys' season end: in shutout The Mary Persons boys soccer team saw its season end on Friday night with a 3-0 loss to Shaw in Columbus despite outshooting their opponent 17-16. "It was frustrating," said coach Allen Luton. The Bulldogs fin- ished the season 12-5-1. Luton said he's proud they still won 12 games despite losing 10 seniors last year. It was the final contest for another nine Dogs' seniors, including Alex Rivera (above). It's the second year in a row the Bulldogs have taken a Round 1 exit in the playoffs. Two students of Okinawan Karate School were recently awarded their Black Belts Ladondre' Buckner tested for Adult Black Belt and Aman Boricha-Masand tested for Junior Black Belt on Feb. 18. Ladondre' is a student at Mary Persons, and Aman is a student at ACE in Macon. Aman has been studying karate since 1st grade, Ladondre' since 3rd grade, Their Black Belts are a culmination of over eight years of hard work They attended weekly dasses and com- pleted perseverance tasks, like 90 minutes of jump rope, 45 minutes of stairs and running a 2-mile killer course with hilly terrain to name of few. They worked on a community service project that included building planters for a local nursing home and persevered through countless hours of training. Their preparation included 100 random acts of kindness and two days of empathy training in which they spent a day without speaking a single word and a day with a blindfold on for 24 hours. They did thousands of techniques in the weeks leading up to their tests and kata hundreds of times. Self Defense, weapons, sparring, breaking and essays were all part of the test; most of those who aspire to Black Belts don't even get to the test. The test, not including the 48 hours of empath training and TEAM project, took over 17 hours total. At OKS, you do not get a Black Belt, you EARN itl "Earning my black belt only means that the true journey of karate now beans," said Aman."2nd degree here I come!" Ladondre and Man thank their Sensei Michael Brewster for providing the teaching and guidance needed to learn realistic and valuable martial arts at OKS and they thank their families for first enrolling them in karate. Sensei Brewster is very proud of these young men. He hopes that they continue to train and keep improving as great role models for Forsyth, OKS and everywhere! Okinawan Karate School, Inc - Forsyth is one of the Top 100 schools in the coun- try as awarded from Century Martial Arts. It has operated the location in Forsyth Pictured, left to right, are Aman Boricha-Masand, Sensei Michael Brewster, Ladondre' Buckner. since 1987 and the location in Macon since 2008. For more information on Okinawan Karate School, visit www.oks- t t