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$57,500 grant may help fund supervisor for Middletown Area Recreation Alliance

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 10/3/18

Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners voted Sept. 19 to submit a grant that would be used to fund a supervisor for the Middletown Area Recreation Alliance, or MARA.

The grant request was …

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$57,500 grant may help fund supervisor for Middletown Area Recreation Alliance

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Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners voted Sept. 19 to submit a grant that would be used to fund a supervisor for the Middletown Area Recreation Alliance, or MARA.

The grant request was submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural resources for $57,500.

MARA is a joint effort between the Middletown Area School District, Middletown and Royalton boroughs and Lower Swatara Township. The alliance will replace the Olmsted Regional Recreation Board.

“We have already received resumes from interested candidates,” said MASD Chief Financial Officer David Franklin. “We are reviewing the candidates and will be scheduling interviews in the near future.”

MARA, school board President Linda Mehaffie said in February, could offer programs not provided by Olmsted Rec, such as ballroom dancing, yoga, zumba, pickleball, soccer, volleyball, sewing and tennis and bus trips.

Franklin said they still need to have DCNR approve the grant.