E-News 10/27/16
BOOgie Bash 2016

BOOgie Bash this Friday

Republic Parks & Recreation is hosting BOOgie Bash this Friday, October 28. This is a FREE, family-friendly event held at The Amp (300 E. Hines in Republic). Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include games, balloon art by The Balloon Lady, hands-on science with the Discovery Center, our Tiger Bounce House, hayrides, a costume contest,  vehicles from the Republic Fire Department and Republic Police Department, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and more! The costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. with separate age divisions for kids ages 0-12. Each age division will have costume categories, and the first place winner in each category will receive a prize!   The activities and costume contest will be followed by a showing of the short film It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at approximately 7:15 p.m. for our younger audience and Monsters, Inc. (rated G) at approximately 8:00 p.m. on our giant outdoor movie screen! Bring blankets, cushions, or lawn chairs for amphitheater seating. Concession items will be available for purchase.  

Treat Yourself in Republic

Treat Yourself in Republic

Treat Yourself in Republic, scheduled for Halloween night (Monday, October 31, 2016), is an annual event in which local businesses, churches, and organizations provide a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children in the area by handing out candy; some locations even offer additional activities and give-a-ways for the trick-or-treaters! This event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and is FREE! A map of all participating locations is included in the Greene County Commonwealth; a map is also available at the Republic Community Center, on Facebook, and online at www.republicmo.com.  

Boys Basketball

Boys' Basketball & Pee Wee Hoops Registration

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking individual and team registrations for K-6th Grade Boys' Basketball and Pee Wee Hoops. Registration will be open through Friday, November 18. 

The eight-game Boys' Basketball season is set to begin the week of January 2, 2017 with game days as follows: 

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade – Saturdays
3rd Grade – Fridays
4th Grade – Thursdays
5th Grade – Tuesdays
6th Grade – Mondays

All games will be played at the Republic Community Center. The league fee is $275.00 per team ($25.00 discount for resident teams).

Pee Wee Hoops is a non-competitive, co-ed basketball league for 4 & 5 year olds (5 year-olds not enrolled in Kindergarten). The eight-game season begins January 7, 2017; all games will be played on Saturdays at the Republic Community Center – Activities Building. Games will include thirty minutes of practice time to work on fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, and shooting followed by a scrimmage game for the last thirty minutes. The league fee is $175.00 per team ($25.00 discount for resident teams). 

For more information on Boys' Basketball or Pee Wee Hoops or to register an individual, contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500. Both programs will rely on volunteer coaches to make them successful.


Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rescheduled for November 18 at the Republic Community Center

After technical difficulties at The Amp event scheduled for October 15, a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been rescheduled for Friday, November 18 at the Republic Community Center. The movie will be shown in the gymnasium. Bring blankets or cushions for seating. Lawn chairs are allowed; however, they may not be placed directly on the gym floor. A small covered area will be available.

The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. and doors will open at 6:00 p.m. This is a FREE event. Concession items will be available to purchase. For additional details, please visit www.theamprepublic.com.

Republic Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Brick Deadline is November 30

In July of 2014, The City of Republic officially opened and dedicated the Republic Veterans Memorial to all those men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces.  The memorial is located within J.R. Martin Park at the entrance of The Amp (300 E. Hines, Republic, MO).  The main fundraiser for the memorial was through the sale of honorary bricks which allowed citizens the opportunity to contribute to the Republic Veterans Memorial construction fund while honoring a veteran.  To date, just over 350 bricks have been placed within the memorial along the walkways. 

Bricks are once again on sale and all bricks purchased by November 30th, 2016 will be placed within the memorial in the spring of 2017.  Citizens may purchase 4” x 8” bricks as an everlasting tribute to a past, present, or future veteran dear to you.  The $100.00 donation will purchase a brick that can be engraved with three lines of text with twenty characters per line.  If you would like to include the symbol from the veteran’s branch of service to the right of his or her information, the brick can be engraved with three lines of text with twelve characters per line.  Every person who orders a brick also receives a mini replica of their brick as a keepsake.  Additional funds raised by the sale of bricks will be used to further improve the memorial.

The official Republic Veterans Memorial Brick Order Form is available at the Republic Community Center or online at www.theamprepublic.com.  

December Events

Save the Date for the Reindeer Run 5K and Breakfast with Santa

Be sure to mark your calendar for Republic Parks & Recreation's Reindeer Run 5K and Breakfast with Santa.

The Reindeer Run 5K will be held on Friday, December 2 at J.R. Martin Park starting at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration (through December 1) is $20 or $12 with the donation of an unwrapped children's gift. Race day registration is $25 or $17 with the donation of an unwrapped children's gift. All gifts will be donated to Republic's People Helping People to assist with their Christmas assistance program, providing gifts to families that otherwise could not afford them. Gifts can be for ages infant - teen. For more information, visit www.republicmo.com.

Come and celebrate the holiday season with the Republic Parks & Recreation Department and Santa Claus! Breakfast with Santa is a pancake and sausage breakfast for families in the community and will be held at the Republic Community Center on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The morning features great food, fun, holiday crafts and pictures with Santa. For more information, visit www.republicmo.com.

Want more information about a program?

For more information about any of our programs, call us at 732-3500, visit us online at www.republicmo.com, or like us on Facebook!

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