Marshall Recreation Center announces ‘Boredom Busters’

The Marshall Recreation Center is starting the New Year right with a new program designed to strengthen the bond between parents and their children, as well as teach kids how to stay healthy and active.

The program is called “Boredom Busters” and takes place one Saturday each month starting in January and ending in May. Alex Boyer, assistant director of youth programming at the Rec Center, came up with the concept. “We want to provide a program to help parents lure their children away from TV, video games and tablets so that they can spend quality time with them trying something new.”

Mini Busters is for children in grades 3 through 5, and Junior Busters is for children grades 6 through 8. Some of the activities parents will be able to enjoy with their children include yoga, belaying and climbing the rock wall, backpacking and knot tying, camping and “Kidobics,” a fitness activity. All sessions will take place inside the Rec Center, which is located on the corner of 5th Avenue and 20th Street in Huntington.

The program costs $10 for Rec Center members and $20 for non-members. All supplies for the activities will be provided.

For more information or to sign up, call Boyer at 304-696-4101 or e-mail