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Park Commission
Adopt-A-Park
Tree Commission
Sports Commission
Pinochle
Bridge
Children’s Theatre Booster Club
Duplicate Bridge
Pitch/Canasta Club
Piece Makers
Queen City Quilters
Independence Garden Club
Theatre Organizations
Woodcarving Club
Independence Table Tennis Club

Park Commission
In 1995, a seven-member volunteer committee was created by theCity Council to promote park and recreation activities, facilities,and fund raising efforts within the community. The group alsoserves as the oversight committee for improvements madethrough park sales tax efforts. The commission meets regularlyon the last Thursday of each month to discuss park-related issuesand developments. The public is welcome to attend. Please contactthe Parks and Recreation Administration office at 325-7360.If you would like to be considered for commission membership,please call the City Council office at 325-7022.

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Adopt-A-Park
The Parks and Recreation Department frequently works withcommunity volunteer groups and organizations in an effort toimprove our various park sites. Work projects are generallydetermined on an individual basis in order to fully meet the needsof each volunteering group and the park to be adopted. If yourclub or organization is interested in putting a little sweat equity inone of your Independence parks, please contact the Parks andRecreation Administration office at 325-7360.

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Tree Commission
A five-member advisory group explores tree-related issues in theIndependence community. This commission investigates anyconcerns related to those trees in public areas and rights-of-way,promote the City's annual Arbor Day event and assist in developingworkshops and other public education efforts. Thanks inlarge part to the efforts of this group, the City has annuallyreceived the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USAAward since 2000. If you would like additional information,please call the Parks and Recreation Administration office at 325-7360. To become a commission member, please contact the CityCouncil office at 325-7022.

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Sports Commission
The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to work withinterested volunteers to address youth and adult athletic issueswithin the community. This group meets on a quarterly basis,with representation from staff and each of the athletic leagues thatutilize City fields and facilities, to discuss issues of commonimportance. For more information or consideration for membership,please contact the Truman Memorial Building at 325-7843,or the appropriate athletic association.

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Pinochle Club
Join in a friendly game of Pinochle with this small but livelygroup that meets at the Palmer Center.1- 4 pm, Mondays, Club Membership required.

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Bridge Club
Experienced players join for competitive games. This is not instructional but anyone interested is welcome. Meets at the Truman Memorial Building. 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Club Membership required (Residents $10/year - Non Residents $25/year).

Children’s Performing Theatre Booster Club
Interested in theatre and like the idea of helping the youth of the community? C.P.T. Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month at the Roger T. Sermon Center.

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Duplicate Bridge
Club members are experienced players and partners are required. Club dues for national affiliation collected. Games are played at the Truman Memorial Building 12:30 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 6:30 - 10 p.m. Thursday. Club Membership required (Residents $10/year - Non Residents $25/year).

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Pitch/Canasta Club
An informal, recreational opportunity to play 10-point pitch.Meets at the Palmer Center.12:15 - 3:15 p.m., Fridays, Club Membership required.

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Piece Makers Quilt Group
Quilting is our hobby, fun is our intent! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesdays at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center with a Sermon Center membership required.

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Queen City Quilters
Share ideas, patterns and conversation while quilting. 10 a.m. - 2p.m., Thursdays at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center.Sermon Center membership required.

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Independence Garden Club
Members maintain the greenhouse at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. 7 - 9 p.m., 2nd Monday of the month.

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Theatre Organizations
Three outstanding, community-based theatre groups are headquarteredat the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. See page14 for additional information.

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Woodcarving Club
Adults are invited to work on their personal wood carving projects.8:30 a.m. - Noon, Mondays at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. Sermon Center membership required.

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Independence Table Tennis Club

Open to all residents for singles or doubles play. The level of playincludes novice to serious competitive players alike.9 a.m. - Noon, Monday - Thursday, Truman Memorial Building,$5 yearly membership required.

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