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P&R to host Boys 2 Men program

Published 1:34pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Boys of ages 10 through 14: Do you want to learn how to do man things like changing the oil in a car, pitching a tent, tying a tie, grilling a steak and much more. Here’s an opportunity waiting for you!

Hartselle’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Boys 2 Men program June 24-28 from 9 to 11 a.m. each day at Sparkman Civic Center.

The fee is $10 and registration deadline is June 21.

“We put this program together mainly because there are lots of boys that are sons of single mothers,” said Stacey Segler, Parks and Recreation program coordinator. “They don’t have a father around to teach them a lot of the things they need to know. But we’re not limiting participation. Any boy in this age group would benefit greatly and have a lot of fun from attending this program.”

The lineup of instructors brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the objective of teaching boys how to become men, according to Segler.

O’Reilly Auto Parts manager Darren Tucker will teach the do’s and don’ts‘ of automotive maintenance, including how to change the filter and oil

John Anderson will offer tips of how to dress properly, including how to tie a tie. He will also touch on basic homemaking skills, including how to tie a tie.

Donnie Chappell will teach some basic outdoor skills such as how to pitch a tent and start a campfire.

Another instructor will give advice on proper lawn care and identify commonly used tools for gardening and lawn care.

Last but not least, Wayne Jones will demonstrate cooking on his commercial smoker and teach the basics of home grilling a variety of meats.

The food he smokes will be served to program participants and their parents.

Boys who attend each session will be eligible for a drawing to determine the winner of a pass to Hartselle Aquatic Center.

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