President Rod introduced Jeff Tyson, Fitness & Aquatics Operations Manager for The Center, spoke to members today about the many programs offered to parents and children in the greater Adrian and Lenawee County area.
Thanks to the Merillat family, The Center became a reality in the 80’s in Adrian. The Center’s Corner Park was built and launched in 2014 as is due to undergo an expansion this spring all in keeping with its goal of providing “activities for families” under the umbrellas of Bounce, Climb, Splash and Swim.
The Center’s Corner Park consists of a 2,000 square foot, textured concrete surface splash pad along with what they have called a Gaga ball area. There is also an outdoor pool with zero entry which is four feet deep. There is also an explorer dome for kids who like to climb on ropes about 6 inches in diameter! An inflatable jumping pillow measuring 35 feet by 70 feet has also been installed.
The park will be expanded this spring and will provide activities in May as well as September in addition to toddler play activities. Slated for development will be: Super Swings, Tot Zone, and Zip & Zoom area.
Jeff said that the Center’s Corner Park will open officially for members on May 2. For those wanting to see what the park offers, they can visit the park free on May 6th during their open house. The park is great for birthday parties and they will be looking to hire employees during the summer season. Anyone willing to volunteer to help can enjoy a free membership all summer long.   
Katie Young, a member of the Christian Ministry team at the Center, said that he job was actually fundraising and announced their upcoming auction on March 5th and gave an update on Ruth Merillat saying that she suffered a small stroke recently, is 95 years old, and went to Florida to spend the winter with her son and daughter-in-law. She mentioned that Paul Palpant, former Adrian Noon Rotarian, was once again handling administrative duties since their CEO Trevor Cook left late last year until such time as they find a new CEO.