To the editor:
It is with a sense of sadness and regret that the New Church of Southwest Florida and its Kids' VIP program announce the cessation of its summer day camp, effective Friday, June 1st, at 5 p.m. Pre-registration interest in the summer camp was promising, and indicated a community need for this kind of summer program. However, when push came to shove, this interest did not turn into actual attendance.
A number of people put in a great deal of preparation lining up outings, speakers and learning experiences. We appreciate the assistance of numerous individuals, businesses and community organizations. In a follow-up letter we plan to thank these people and organizations by name.
It has been a difficult decision to close this program, but the church board has acted to fulfill its fiduciary responsibility so as not to adversely affect its other ongoing community involvements. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this decision.
If you want further information about this or information about the New Church of Southwest Florida, please contact Rev. Dick at 560-6785.
Rev. Dick Tafel
Fort Myers Beach