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Posted on: March 20, 2020

An Update from Avon Recreation Center Director John Curutchet

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Dear Friends, 

I hope this message finds you and your family well, as we all do our best to navigate this challenging time. Many of you have questions about your memberships. I assure you the Recreation Department will manage all admissions in your favor. Pass extensions will be issued commensurate with the duration of this closure. Anyone that will not be returning to the Recreation Center may receive a refund for the balance left on any pass or punch card. If you desire a refund, please email Jamie at jtaylor@avon.org.  The refund will go on the credit or debit card used for payment. 

Those of you that need to gather your belongings from your locker may call me directly at the number listed below. I will arrange a time for you to enter the building and retrieve your property. Please be prepared to leave your keys and cell phone on a table in the foyer, wash your hands thoroughly, proceed to your locker, then pick up your keys and phone prior to exiting. 

Many of you have asked about borrowing fitness equipment for personal use during this closure. I have such a desire to do what I can to help us all through this, but lending Town-owned equipment to individuals is simply not possible. We do not have enough equipment for everyone, nor do we have a lending mechanism to ensure equipment is returned. 

We do, however, wish to stay engaged with each of you. Our Facebook page will begin to include: 

➢    Access to over 100 virtual fitness classes presented by our friends at Les Mills On Demand

➢    Access to the full library of our WELLBEATS online fitness program. For instructions visit wellbeats.com and login/create an account using the code: FE50621

➢    Streaming classes from Recreation Center group fitness and Yoga instructors

Friends, times of challenge command the need to share and not hoard; to spread good will and not fear; to understand and take heed of what public health officials urge us all to contribute so that we may flatten this curve and return to normal operations. Times may feel dark, but together, I have no doubt this community can be a model for others of how to approach global adversity. 

I urge you to be a light in the darkness, both figuratively and literally. Let us all string some lights in our window or porch or deck. Light up a tree in your yard perhaps and show your unity and your strength for your friends, neighbors and our local businesses during this difficult time. Let our community be the leader and the model to which others can follow and draw inspiration. Where there is light, there is strength and hope. Let our community show our strength and share our hope with others through light. 

I look forward to the day when we are all back at the Recreation Center, not only for workouts or relaxation, but for connection to our community. The social gathering and opportunity to interact with others from our area can be as important to wellbeing as the physical workout. We are proud to be more than just a Recreation Center. We are honored to have become your community center, and we look forward to gathering as a community again soon. 

Yours in community, 

John 

(970)748-4059 

jcurutchet@avon.org 

www.avonrec.org

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