Lakedell Playgroup looking for more members

The Lakedell Playgroup is concerned if it does not experience member growth this year it may have to shut its doors.

The Lakedell Playgroup is concerned if it does not experience member growth this year it may have to shut its doors.

The Lakedell Playgroup is for mothers, fathers and other guardians to get together with their children and others in the community for relaxed socializing once a week. There are also planned field trips throughout the year.

“The moms get together and have coffee while the kids play,” said group representative Nerissa Toma.

“We do have lots of fun,” she added.

The group meets every Tuesday at the Lakedell Hall from 9:30 to 11:30, Sept. 8 to May 31 and is aimed for children newborns up to five years old.

Toma says the playgroup is a great way for new parents or those new to the community to socialize and volunteer with others in a family-friendly environment. “I just moved here a year ago, that’s how I met a bunch of my neighbours.”

However, this year many of the senior members are leaving the group as their children reach school age.

In order to remain a part of the Lakedell Agricultural Society, and use and rent the hall, the group needs active members to help with fundraising efforts, says Toma.

“For us, the main concern is we need new members,” she explained.

For parents who decide to check out the playgroup their first time is free and those who came back have the option to pay yearly, half-year or drop-in fees. More information is available by emailing lakedellplaygroup@gmail.com, or checking them out online at www.lakedell.org.