We’re in the final weeks of the Winthrop Summer Parks program and it’s been a fantastic year.
Excellent weather. Fun activities. Outstanding instructors. Being with your classmates and friends. Learning new skills in arts and crafts.
Arts and crafts – which we believe is always a plural noun – are having a resurgence this summer. Arts and crafts have consistently shown up as one of the most popular activities at the camp.
The campers enjoyed pony rides Wednesday at the park. There was also a yoga session.
Meet the Green Crabs
First, we must tell you that we recognize the last name of one of the members of the Green Crabs team. This youth’s father led the Winthrop Little League in home runs and was a terrific three-sport (football, hockey, and baseball) athlete at Winthrop High School. A tall. left-handed pitcher – but we believe a right-handed hitter – he had one of the greatest pitching performances in school history, a two-hit masterpiece in a 3-0 upset of St. Mary’s in the State Tournament. But his most memorable moment may have been catching a touchdown pass from James Fucillo as the lights went out in the Endicott College football stadium during a football playoff game against Natick High. That was a superb Tony Fucillo-coached Winthrop High football team that unfortunately ran into a powerhouse Natick team. Winthrop returned to the playoffs the very next year and won it all.
This athlete always played the games with unfettered enthusiasm and team spirit that his teammates surely appreciated.
Jarrett Herdt, you certainly earned your place in the annals of Winthrop High sports stars. And Ethan Hedrt, you should be very proud of your father.
Just ask Mr. Driscoll – he was an assistant coach when your father was excelling in football at Winthrop High.
“Jarrett was a great kid and a great athlete,” said Coach Driscoll.
Back to the Green Crabs. They list tennis, basketball, the park, and arts and crafts as their favorite things to do in the Summer Parks Program.
The Green Crabs’ favorite instructors are Isabel Skomro, Nick Calla, Leo Robertson (21st Century), and Ms. Toni.
Their Favorite Part of Winthrop: The beach, Twist and Shake, and the Winthrop Yacht Club.
Meet The Red Devils
The Red Devils – by the way, that’s the nickname of all Chelsea High sports teams. Two of the greatest Red Devils, Bobby Breau and Mike Sullivan, have lived right here in Winthrop.
The Red Devils’ favorite things to do in the Summer Program are playing at the park and playing Zombie Witch.
The Red Devils’ favorite staff are Kiera Turner, Olivia Festa, and JD Parker.
Their favorite parts of Winthrop are the dog beach at the end of Coughlin Park and “my cousin’s house.” And the Red Devils’ favorite foods are ice cream, Reese’s Pieces, and pizza.