It's recreational: new Town of Boston rec. director
Thursday June 20, 2013 | By:Alicia Greco, The Sun staff reporter |
While it may seem just like fun and games, there is plenty of work behind the Recreation of your local town. The man behind it all in the Town of Boston is Recreation Director Tony Zeniuk.
With a Masters in Education from Canisius College, Zeniuk began his position in Boston in February of this year.
“I love dealing with kids, it’s my background,” Zeniuk said. When he isn’t organizing town festivities, he is caring for his wife, Kathy, and his three daughters, Alyssa, Ava, and Audrey.
While working for the town, he strives not only to provide some type of entertainment, but also to educate the youth.
He is considered a prevention education specialist and teaches sexuality education with Project Know. He has taken part in OWLEUS, a bullying prevention program, through BOCES of Erie. He does staff development with teachers and tends to school districts to train.
With an open, tolerant and compassionate frame of mind, Zeniuk is working hard in his new position to make the Town of Boston the best community it can be.
His responsibilities as Director are He plans and organizes the bands for the summer concert series that take place every Tuesday from July to the end of August.
By hiring counselors and organizing involvement, Zeniuk makes the summer day-camp possible. He organizes Red Cross lessons, baby-sitting courses, field trips, transportation, safety week - and that is just to name a few.
In October he will implement another program: Friday Night Rec. It will be free to the residents of Boston and there will be two different times: an early set time for the younger, and a later time for older kids.
A man of many ideas, he is bringing something brand new to Boston on July 18. For the first time, he wants to implement Family Fun Movie night. Zeniuk is working with Mike Brinkerhoff to project a movie on a 16-foot blow up screen on the football field at the Town Hall park.
“I want to thank the old Rec director Bonnie Clesse, for her tenured dedication and time to the program,” said Zeniuk.
No matter where you may be, city, suburb or rural boonies, Recreation is a necessity. With his skills, ideas, and dedication to his purpose, Zeniuk seems like just the man for the job
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