Poll: Summer Nights Program Moving
Easton's Summer Nights Program could move from the West Ward to the South Side. What do you think?
For the last several years, Easton's Summer Nights program has been a fixture of the West Ward's Centennial Park.
Run by the city's Weed & Seed program with the help of 50 different community groups, Summer Nights provides food, entertainment, education, and a safe place for West Ward children.
The program is expected to return again this year, but it could be in a different location.
Weed & Seed director Laura Accetta tells the Express-Times the Summer Nights program has outgrown the park, and needs a place with better bathroom and food storage options.
Her solution: Heil Park on the South Side. Kids -- and their parents, if they're under 13 -- would be bused to and from Heil for a nominal fee.
Mayor Sal Panto tells the paper he'll support Accetta's move, but says he thinks the program belongs in the West Ward, possibly at the Easton Area Community Center.
What do you think? Should Summer Nights stay in the West Ward, or will its move spark more of a connection between two Easton neighborhoods?
Take our poll, and tell us what you think in the comments.