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Susan Brose teaches swimming at Ypsilanti High School, June 1962

Susan Brose teaches swimming at Ypsilanti High School, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): A COOL DIP in the swimming pool of Ypsilanti High School is offered for the entire family in the Recreation program. Susan Brose, instructor, right, shows hand positions to Eula Booker, Christine Gladding, Melanie Shepherd, Michele Boik, Denise Cannon and Kathy Christman. Each Wednesdy evening the pool is reserved for family swim night.

Playing checkers at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962

Playing checkers at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): A HOT GAME of checkers is an exciting way to pass the summer and Daniel Gaylord, 8, of 727 Cambridge St., left, is a challenger for Guy Pilotte, 11, of 1519 Whittier Blvd. Tom Maynard, 7, and Bill Hobbs, are planning the strategy.

Playing ping-pong at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962

Playing ping-pong at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): SCHOOL'S OUT, books put in moth balls and the fun of summertime has begun. Sisters Nancy and Libby Cook, 421 Campbell St., play a game of ping-pong with the coaching of Mrs. Ruth Sisson, 307 E. Forest Ave., a co-leader of the playground. Games, crafts, group singing, swimming, and hobbies all are part of the program.

One-year-old Beverly Brown enjoys the slide at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962

One-year-old Beverly Brown enjoys the slide at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): A SLIPPERY SLIDE caught the eye of one-year-old Beverly Brown when she and her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, 1124 DeSoto Ave., visited one of the five playgrounds of the Recreation Department. Little Beverly, probably one of the youngest persons to take part in the large program offered by the department in its "something for the whole family program..." is ready to try the smooth ride again.

Children enjoying arts and crafts at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962

Children enjoying arts and crafts at an Ypsilanti playground, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): ARTS AND CRAFTS period gives time for recreation and creative thinking for the youngsters who visit any five of the playgrounds under the supervision of the Ypsilanti Recreation Department. Coloring pictures is fun for Martha Lawrence, 6, of 1109 Pearl St., left, Cindee M. Wagner, 5, of 1125 Pearl St., Joan Durfee, 7, of 113 Pearl St., and Paul Sherman, 5, of 1112 Grant St.

Gary Bickley blows a big bubble, Ypsilanti, June 1962

Gary Bickley blows a big bubble, Ypsilanti, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): BUBBLE GUM BATTLE is in full force, and Gary Bickley, 10, of 1308 Pearl St., ios well on his way to being Biggest Bubble Blower Champ. Gary, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bickley, took part in the contest as a part of the special activities sponsored by the department each Friday afternoon. Another once-a-week program planned for the youngsters is day camp when the entire playground boards a bus and heads for the beach under the direction of playground leaders.

Phyllis Hamilton is up to bat, Ypsilanti, June 1962

Phyllis Hamilton is up to bat, Ypsilanti, June 1962 image
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Ypsilanti Daily Press, June 30, 1962
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(Ypsilanti Press): "SLUGGER HAMILTON" is at bat and the opposition better be on its toes to field the smash hit. "Slugger" (also knows as Phyllis) lives at 204 W. Ainsworth St., and she's taking her turn during Pigtail ball game. Catcher Martha Laurence, 10, of 120 N. Congress St., may not be a Yogi Berra, but she gets encouragment from a few male onlookers.