Sisters Natalie Heck at left and Caroline Heck of Vienna present Jennifer Savage, assistant director of Farmington Parks and Recreation Department with cards at Hippach Field Friday morning, May 20. The sisters participated in the homeschool gym class Savage offered which ended that day with kickball games and ice cream. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser

FARMINGTON — Farmington Parks and Recreation completed its homeschool gym class with a fun day Friday, May 20, at Hippach Field.

Alexander Christie connects during a game of kickball at Hippach Field in Farmington Friday morning, May 20. Homeschooled children participating in the Farmington Rec gym class received certificates of achievement and were treated to ice cream at Gifford’s to mark the end of the program this year. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser

Students played rousing games of kickball, then were presented certificates of achievement for completing the program. Afterwards they were treated to ice cream at Gifford’s.

Rowan Lancaster sends a ball flying at Hippach Field in Farmington Friday morning, May 20. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser

About 20 students have been meeting every Friday since November at the Community Center, Assistant Director Jennifer Savage said. The program got a late start because of uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, she said.

“We waited on some things to make the best choices safety wise this year,” Savage said.

Families from Farmington, Wilton, Chesterville and Vienna took part in the program this year.

Several families have chosen to homeschool their children, have chosen that route in the last couple years, Savage said.

The gym class “gives parents a chance to toss ideas around, build community,” she added.


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