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New Olivet’s Ricketts club director stays home to help children in Pottstown

Posted: December 18, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Smiling faces awaited Joceyln Charles when she arrived for work on a recent afternoon at the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs’ Ricketts Center in Pottstown. Charles was treated to a polite greeting from one of those faces, 11-year-old Jibrel Pratt of Pottstown. “Is there anything I can do to help you?” Jibrel asked […]

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Nearly 50 children get to attend exclusive Star Wars premier

Posted: December 17, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves: That is the theme of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opened in theaters Friday. It also might be the life theme of Thomas P. White, senior vice president and wealth adviser at […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club members celebrate holidays

Posted: December 12, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- The 75 kids from the Olivet Boys & Girls Club’s Oakbrook Club knew they were in for some holiday fun. But they didn’t know they’d get to share a little of that Christmas joy with someone they love. The United Way of Berks County’s Emerging Leaders United – made up of United Way […]

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New director at Olivet Boys & Girls Club in the Ricketts Center, Pottstown

Posted: December 9, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

POTTSTOWN, PA- After working for nine years at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club in the Ricketts Center, Pottstown, Jocelyn Charles has been promoted to director of the club. Charles, 30, of Pottstown, demonstrates a commitment to local children and improving their quality of life, said Rhonda Mauk-Hudak, the club’s director of advancement. The Ricketts […]

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Reading kids get lessons on dangers of littering

Posted: December 3, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Local college students spoke with kids in Reading Friday afternoon about how they could become more responsible stewards of their city. More than 50 Penn State Berks students visited the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs location on Clinton Street to teach children about the harmful effect littering has on the environment. The Litter […]

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Reading Downtown Improvement District announces holiday parade winners

Posted: November 22, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- The Reading Downtown Improvement District has announced the winners of the 2016 Reading Holiday Parade. “A Storybook Holiday” served as theme of Saturday’s parade as participants celebrated classics like “A Christmas Carol,” “The Night Before Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Bands First: Reading High School Band. Second: Exeter Township Marching Band. […]

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Reading youngsters enjoy early Thanksgiving, thanks to Junior League

Posted: November 18, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Every year, the Junior League of Reading puts on a Thanksgiving dinner for kids at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, and every year it’s not clear who enjoys it more – the kids or the adults. At the club’s Oakbrook location Thursday night, about 150 youngsters, ages 7 to 13, decorated pumpkins, […]

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Olivet cuts ribbon on new clubhouse at Pendora Park

Posted: November 8, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- For many kids, the Olivet Boys & Girls Club is like a second home, Eric Savage said. More than 50 pre-teen children on hand for the ribbon-cutting Monday afternoon at Olivet’s new Pendora Park felt at home enough to make full use of the game room, playing pool, ping-pong, foosball and other table […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club opens at Pendora Park

Posted: September 29, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- The recent opening of the Pendora Park Olivet Boys & Girls Club at 19th and Forest streets means the organization now has a club in every corner of the city, said Heather Moyer, Olivet’s chief development officer. In just two weeks, the club registered 119 children as members, and staff members expect that […]

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Day for Kids at Pendora Park in Reading

Posted: September 25, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- The Day for Kids sponsored by the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs was four hours of fun Saturday at Pendora Park, 19th and Forest streets. There were games, a basketball clinic, arts and crafts, prizes, face painting, live music, club registration and community organizations. Free food and drinks were provided by Redner’s Warehouse […]

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