It’s well known that many drug dealers have a “first hit free” policy in order to get people to become full-time users and, this month, the Guilford County Parks Department is adopting that same strategy – albeit for a healthier outcome.
In order to get county residents to engage in new park activities, the department is holding the series of free park events.
The goal is to get county residents to try a new activity or amenity offered by Guilford County Parks this month through a program called “Try It Days,” when people can join others in trying out a new activity.
Guilford County Parks Director Dwight Godwin said the goal is to make it easy for residents to try something new. He added that it also gives staff the opportunity “to showcase their skills and lead activities they are passionate about.”
Here are some of the offerings:
- Saturday, July 16 – There’s a guided hike with county staff at the Guilford County Farm. It starts at 9 a.m. and registration is encouraged.
- Sunday, July 24 – A Camping Expo will be held at Hagan-Stone Park from 10 a.m. to noon.Attendees will learn camping basics with presentations by park staff.
- Sunday, July 31 – An “Intro to Kayaking” class will be held at Southwest Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration for that event begins on July 15.
For more information about the events at the county’s parks, you can visit www.guilfordparks.com or follow the department on Facebook@GuilfordCountyParks.
Meredith Murray, the assistant supervisor at Hagan-Stone Park, said that the parks staff is very eager to “see some new faces” this month, and she added that many residents aren’t even aware of offerings like the great campgrounds just south of Greensboro right outside Pleasant Garden.
July is national Park and Recreation Month, which is one reason the events are being held now at the county’s seven parks.
What a stupid analogy!! The first paragraph should never have been published. Do you not realize that a lot of people don’t even know that drug dealers will give you the first hit for free? Well, now they do…
I agree, analogy is all wrong. Most residents do not identify in a way with drug dealers!
Meant to say, “in any way or form with drug dealers!
Oh Elaine you sound like my democrat friends who live in their own little bubble world and if they venture out their head is in the sand. Most teenagers and young adults today have friends or know someone who’s involved with some type of drugs. Believe me they all share their information and contacts. So take a pill and get the knot out of your undies.
Really…. That may be the worst analogy I’ve ever heard and I smoke weed…. Maybe you shouldn’t smoke when you’re writing an article.lol
Wow… I would say more but my mom told me if I couldn’t say something nice about something just don’t say anything at all…this one’s tough
Well, apparently it caught one’s attention, did it not?
Nicely played, Scott !