Retro Teen Night At Taylor Pool

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This evening (Tuesday), Taylor Pool will host the second in a series of six inaugural "Teen Nights" to be held throughout the summer.

The program, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues to 8:30 p.m., is open to youngsters 13 to 18-years-of-age.

According to Taylor lifeguard Malori Heppler, the first in the series --hich had an Aloha theme -- was a success. Lifeguards and sponsors are hoping for an even larger turnout this evening when a retro theme will highlight the program.

The pool deck will be decorated and music from the Austin Powers Soundtrack will be piped in over the loudspeakers.

"I think its a lot of fun for them," Heppler said.

To satisfy teen hunger pangs, the pool's concession stand will remain open throughout the evening.

The entry fee of $3 per person includes free soft drinks and prize giveaways.

Other Teen Nights will be held each Tuesday until July 22.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 474-5242, ext. 7.

Diamondbacks looking for campers

Word out of Phoenix is that the softball and intermediate sessions of the Arizona Diamondback baseball and softball camps July 7 to 11 are not filling up as expected.

The regular session of the camp, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is proving as popular as it has been in past years.

The softball camp is slated for 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Lady Longhorn diamond.

The intermediate camp, for players 11 to 14 years old who have playing experience, is slated for 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on PHS diamond.

The regular training center is open to players 7 to 12 years old. The softball camp is open to girls 7 to 16 years old.

The registration fees of regular and softball camps are $150. For the intermediate camp, the fee is $160. All campers receive a Diamondbacks Training Centers T-shirt, cap, backpack and two tickets to a Diamondbacks home game.

Call (800) 821-7152 for more information.

Rec center open

Youths who have competed fourth to 10th grades are eligible to participate in the Town of Payson's Youth Recreation Center being held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays in the Rim Country Middle School gymnasium. The program offers basketball, volleyball, table tennis, pool and a variety of other activities.

The program is supervised by Will Dunman, David Daniels, LeeAnn Owens, Brandi Waugh and Darrin Grover.

The program continues until July 25. There is no fee.

Let us know

If you're one of the individuals or teams that participate in Grand Canyon Games, we would like to hear from you.

Call Max Foster at 474-5251 and let us know about your noteworthy accomplishments. We'll try to get them in print.

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