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For Food, Shelter And Friendship, Recreation Centers Are Vital

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Liz Dufour
Cincinnati Enquirer
Daniel Betts, the recreation department director, makes a surprise visit to the Price Hill Recreation Center before their field trip to the zoo.

Cincinnati's 23 recreation centers are a place to socialize, play and swim, but for the thousands of kids who visit them daily, they are so much more. Enquirer reporter Sharon Coolidge recently spent a week at the Price Hill Recreation Center on Hawthorn Avenue to see how the center is an oasis for the community.

Center Director Daryl Harris and his staff have an important role as mentors to many of the children who come for daily meals and activities.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the vital service community centers provide are Cincinnati Recreation Commission Director of Recreation Daniel Betts; Price Hill Recreation Center Director Daryl Harris; and Cincinnati Enquirer City Hall Reporter Sharon Coolidge (@SharonCoolidge).

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