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Losses force outdoor pool price increases, decrease in hours of operation

By Bob Mathews, Family and MWR Marketing Publicity Specialist

  

Operating losses have forced an increase in prices and a decrease in hours of operation at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield’s outdoor swimming pools, scheduled to open May 26.

“We sincerely regret having to make these changes,” said Linda Heifferon, Director of Fort Stewart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “However, if this action had not been taken, there is a very real possibility that the outdoor pool services might have had to be discontinued entirely.”

The Bryan Village Pool, located off Austin Road next to the Child Care Center in building 7097 on Fort Stewart, will not be open for the 2012 season.

Scheduled to open May 26 are the Corkan Pool on Fort Stewart in the Corkan Family Recreation Area and the Hunter outdoor pool behind Hunter Club, building 6015. The Hunter pool includes an 11-feature Splashpark. 

Facilities operated by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are not wholly funded with taxpayer dollars. Facilities and services must be financially self-sustaining.

The outdoor pools at Stewart and Hunter last year operated at a total deficit of $155,000.

Amenities such as the kiddie pools and slides require extra lifeguards to meet Red Cross standards and requirements in Technical Bulletin No. 575 - Medical. The increased pool fees will cover the cost of the lifeguards.

Stewart/Hunter Family and MWR maintained the high level of outdoor pools service by subsidizing the pools with other, non-appropriated fund sources. Budget reductions this year forbid such subsidization and require break-even operations.

 “We did our best to prevent closure of the pools and to offer as high a level of service as we possibly could,” Heifferon said, “and we ask for our customers’ support.”

 The Stewart and Hunter outdoor pools will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

They will be open Monday and Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 daily. The fee for a monthly pass is $60 and the cost of a season pass is $120.   Children ages 4 and under are free.

 The Family season pass for $120 covers the immediate Family and is a great deal because it allows all Family members to swim each day for a cost of only $1.90 each day or 95 cents per Family member if you have a Family of two.

For more information, call 912-767-3034.

 

 

 

MAY

Ongoing

Kids Activities at Hunter Lanes

Have a Kids Zone Party at Hunter Lanes, building 1280, from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. For kids ages 4-12, the cost is $4 per person, which includes a slice of pizza, one game of bowling and shoe rental.  For more information, call 912-315-6279.

 

Monday-Friday

Bowl Lunch Specialat Hunter Lanes

Hunter Lanes, building 1280, is a great place to enjoy lunch and bowl. Our Bowl Lunch Special is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For just $7 per person, you get two games of bowling, shoe rental and your choice of two slices of pizza or a quarter-pound Hamburger Combo. For more information, call 912-315-6279.

 Sundays

Penny-A-Point Bowling at Hunter Lanes

           Hunter Lanes, building 1280, offers Penny-a-Point bowling every Sunday from 2-8 p.m. The cost is one cent for every pin you knock down, and $2 for shoe rental. For more information, call 912-315-6279.

 

Saturdays

Unlimited Bowling at Hunter Lanes

Now there are two time periods to enjoy unlimited bowling on Saturdays at Hunter Lanes, building 1280.   

During the hours of 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., the cost is $5 per person and $2 for shoe rental.

If you prefer to bowl later, Hunter Lanes offers Unlimited Bowling from 7-11 p.m. for a price of $10 per person and $2 for shoe rental.

For more information, call 912-315-6279.

 May 8

Soldier Show Coming to Fort Stewart 

Newman Fitness Center will rock with 90 minutes of live high-energy entertainment starting at 7 p.m. on May 8, when the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to Fort Stewart.

No performances are scheduled at Hunter Army Airfield this year. Bus transportation will be provided for those at Hunter who want to see the show. The buses will leave Hunter Club at 5 p.m. and return after the show, departing Stewart at about 9 p.m.

 Admission is free, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cast and crew is made up of Active Duty Soldiers. Among the performers is SPC Tiffani Lindstrom, a vocalist with the 3rd ID Band at Fort Stewart.  A combat veteran, wounded in the line of duty, Lindstrom has performed at troop returns and memorial events since she joined the Army.

The “For the Soldier, By the Soldier” show is sponsored by Army G-1 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program (SHARP) and Navy Federal Credit Union.

Fort Stewart is an early stop in the Soldier Show’s six-month, world tour this year. The 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show came to the Stewart/Hunter in October. 

For more information, call 767-6212.

 

May 4

Hunter GC Golf Scramble

The Hunter Garrison Commander’s 4-person Golf Scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. May 4 at Hunter Golf Club. The event will accept the first 25 four-person teams. Register your team by May 2.

The cost is $35 for Taylors Creek and Hunter Golf Club Members, Active Duty, Retirees, and Army Civilians, $45 for civilian guests.

 For more information, call 912-315-9115.

 

May 12

 Youth Sponsorship’s Tybee Beach Ecology Trip 

A Tybee Island Beach Ecology Trip scheduled for May 12 will give CYSS-registered youth in grades 5-12 a chance to learn about fish and other marine wildlife that live in the ocean.

  There is no charge for the trip, which is an opportunity for youth new to Fort Stewart/ Hunter to make new friends while learning about the area. Registration continues until May 10. 

Registration can be completed through the CYSS Webtrac system at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.htmlor in person through one of the Parent Central Services offices at Fort Stewart, (912-767-2312) or Hunter, (912-767-5425).

 

Offshore Soldier Fishing Event Sign-up

Registration will continue through May 13 for the Offshore Outlaw Fishing Club’s third annual Military Appreciation Tournament on May 19.   

Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers are invited to take part.

Soldiers must pre-register at the Fort Stewart or Hunter Leisure Travel offices. Because the number of spaces available is limited, selection will be on a first-come, first-served registration basis. Names of participants will be announced May 14. All participants will be notified.

There is no charge, and participants need only purchase a three-day fishing license at a cost of $3.50.

A mandatory captains’ meeting, for which a dinner will be provided, will be held at 6 p.m. May 18 to finalize tourney details. Fishing club captains will take Soldiers out May 19 and provide all fishing equipment/tackle and bait needed. Food and drink also will be provided.

The club is based out of the Fort McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill. 

For event details, call Leisure Travel at Stewart (912-767-8609) or at Hunter (912-315-3674).

 

 May 19  

International Championship Wrestling Event at Newman

International Championship Wrestling, an organization that has provided wrestling entertainment to the U.S. Military around the world since 1986, will present a five-match event at Newman Fitness Center at 7 p.m. May 19.

The two-hour event will include a headline match, a tag team match, a women’s match and two men’s matches. Names of the competitors have not been provided.

The cost will be $7. Tickets will be on sale at Leisure Travel and at the door. For more information, call Leisure Travel at Stewart (912-767-8609) or at Hunter (912-315-3674).

 

50-Bird Skeet Shoot at Hunter

A quarterly 50-bird skeet shooting competition will be held May 19 at the Hunter Army Airfield Skeet Range. The range is located at building 8250 off South Perimeter Road.

Great prizes, giveaways and food are included in the $25 entry fee. The cost is $40 for skeet and trap competition (with a total of 100 birds). 

Depending on the number of entries, competition is scheduled in Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Youth and Ladies categories.

A $200 prize will be awarded for a perfect round.

The registration deadline is May 17. Sign up at the Hunter Army Airfield Skeet Range. Registration costs for the first 15 Active Duty Soldiers who sign up will be paid by Mossy Oaks Gun Club.

Shotguns for those who do not have one will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Available are .12 and .20 gauge and youth .20 gauge.

For additional details, or to register, call the skeet range at 912-315-9250 on Thursdays from 1-8 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Shooters also can call Outdoor Recreation during normal business hours at 315-9354/9554.

   Travel Opportunities

Join Leisure Travel for a special weekend in the sun at Jekyll Island on May 18-20. The $350 cost is based on double occupancy and includes two nights’ accommodation in a king or double guestroom, breakfast daily for each guest, two Summer Wave passes, two mini golf passes and two Historic Tour passes. There will be a $25 fee for each additional guest.

Call Leisure Travel to find out if there are still spots available for the Savannah Riverboat “A Journey to Freedom Dinner Cruise” on May 3. Enjoy a performance, story-telling, dance and music from the perspective of the Gullah Geechee culture (presented by the Gullah Geechee Institute), and a southern buffet. The cost is $57 for adults and $37 for children, which includes admission and transportation.

For more information, call Leisure Travel at 912-767-2841 (Stewart) or 912-315-3674 (Hunter).

 

Jun 

  June   

  Ongoing  

“Bowlopolis Club” Benefit

Reap the benefits of being the proud owner of a “Bowlopolis T-Shirt.”  Shoe rental is always free when you wear the T-shirt to bowl at Stewart Lanes Bowling Center, building 450. For more information, call 912-767-4273.

  

Kids Activities at Hunter Lanes

Have a Kids Zone Party at Hunter Lanes, building 1280, from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. For kids ages 4-12, the cost is $4 per person, which includes a slice of pizza, one game of bowling and shoe rental.  For more information, call 912-315-6279.

  

Monday-Friday

Bowl Lunch Specialat Hunter Lanes

Hunter Lanes, building 1280, is a great place to enjoy lunch and bowl. Our Bowl Lunch Special is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For just $7 per person, you get two games of bowling, shoe rental and your choice of two slices of pizza or a quarter-pound Hamburger Combo. For more information, call 912-315-6279.

 

Sundays

Penny-A-Point Bowling at Hunter Lanes

           Hunter Lanes, building 1280, offers Penny-a-Point bowling every Sunday from 2-8 p.m. The cost is one cent for every pin you knock down, and $2 for shoe rental. For more information, call 912-315-6279.

 

Saturdays

Unlimited Bowling at Hunter Lanes

Now there are two time periods to enjoy unlimited bowling on Saturdays at Hunter Lanes, building 1280.   

During the hours of 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., the cost is $5 per person and $2 for shoe rental.

If you prefer to bowl later, Hunter Lanes offers Unlimited Bowling from 7-11 p.m. for a price of $10 per person and $2 for shoe rental.

For more information, call 912-315-6279.

  

June 4

Renew Hunting/Fishing Permits Online

Beginning June 4, sportsmen who hold recreation, hunting or fishing permits for Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield may renew them online through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/sites/ga.html.

The service is available for permit renewals only. Those who are obtaining permits for the first time must do so at the Pass and Permit Office at Stewart or Hunter. The Stewart office is in building 8093 and the telephone number is 912-435-8061. The Hunter office is in building 1286 and the telephone number is 912-315-5163.

 Also beginning on June 4, Stewart/Hunter sportsmen will use their pass number to log in, rather than the nine-digit number previously used.

For information about Georgia hunting and fishing licenses, or to obtain one, go to http://www.georgiawildlife.com/.

 

June 7

Teen High Adventure Camp Sign-up Closes

Registration will close June 7 forthe action-filled Teen High Adventure Camp, scheduled June 17-22 in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.

The annual trip is sponsored by the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Child, Youth and School Services and is open to CYSS-registered youth 13-17 years of age.

The camp is one of the best for teens in the Army. Youth can learn lifetime outdoor adventure skills through an array of activities including two white-water rafting trips, tubing, zip-lining and hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

Family style meals, cabins, and activity fees are included in the camp registration fee of $150 per person.

Register in person through Stewart/Hunter CYSS Parent Central Services. No refunds will be granted after June 7. For more information call the School Liaison Office at 912-767-6533 or 912-315-6586.

 

June 8

Hunter GC Golf Scramble

The Hunter Garrison Commander’s 4-person Golf Scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 8 at Hunter Golf Club. The event will accept the first 25 four-person teams. Register your team by June 6.

The cost is $35 for Taylors Creek and Hunter Golf Club Members, Active Duty, Retirees, and Army Civilians, $45 for civilian guests.

 For more information, call 912-315-9115.

 

June 15

Army Arts & Crafts Contest Judging 

Registration for the Stewart/Hunter competition of the Army Arts and Crafts Contest, a juried competition of artwork for novices and accomplished artists in various media, closes       June 13. All registration is accomplished online.

Judging in the local contest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15. Winning artwork will be submitted to the Army-wide competition.

The entry form and information about artwork eligible for submission can be found at https://apps.imcom.army.mil/APPTRAC. Entries will be accepted from novices and accomplished artists.

Artwork from the following categories may be entered: Ceramics; Drawings; Fibers and Textiles; Glass; Metals and Jewelry: Paintings; Mixed Media; Wood; and Digital Art.

In the Stewart/Hunter contest, first, second and third-place winners will be selected in each category. First-place winners will receive a $25 gift card and certificate, second-place winners will receive a Family and MWR coupon book and certificate, and third-place winners will receive a certificate.

 Stewart/Hunter entrants may submit a maximum of three works per category. All submissions must have been completed within the time period of July 1, 2011 and June 15 of this year. Work entered in previous years may not be resubmitted.

For more information, call 912-767-5145.