Summer recreation for the kids included sporting contests in 1968. Did any of you get a trophy at the Junior Olympics?
Don’t buy that ’63 Ford Falcon station wagon that is for sale in the ad. It could have been the one that my family had. It had many problems including burning out two starters in two years.
The Honeoye Falls Times
Thursday, July 25, 1968
Playgrounders Will Vie in Monroe County Jr. Olympics Qualifying Events at Manor School Field This Friday
Friday will be Junior Olympic Day at the Mendon-Honeoye Falls Playground and this year Recreation Director William Farrell points out the events will have special significance. Winners will go to the Monroe County Inter-town Olympics at Pittsford next Wednesday.
There will be relay races, races at various distances, a softball throw, and basketball foul-shooting for both boys and girls in age groups 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Director Farrell expects about 20 boys and 20 girls to qualify for the county meet from Friday’s events.
There will be a parade in Pittsford beginning at 9 a.m. and led by a Monroe County Band. The first Olympic event is expected to go on at 9:45 at the athletic field at Pittsford’s High School.
This is the fourth year for the inter-town Junior Olympics, but the first year that Mendon-Honeoye Falls has entered. Winners of events will receive trophies.
Thursday of this week there will be two trips from the local playground.
The elementary trip on Thursday morning will be to Letchworth Park.
The teenage trip will be to see the movie “Dr. Doolittle” at the Riviera Theater. The price is $2 general admission, and $1.50 for 13-year-olds.