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Photo provided Summer interns at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and Art in Your Park for kids in Mills, Wadena, Sebeka and Perham are Danielle Hessig, left, and Christine Becker.

NYMRCC interns helping with art in parks, social networking

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The New York Mills Regional Center is creating a roadmap into the 21st century thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of its two new summer employees, Danielle Hessig and Christine Becker. Both Danielle and Christine are graduates of ISD 553, with Danielle having just completed her freshman year from the University of Minnesota -- Minneapolis/St. Paul campus and Christine completing her high school diploma this June. The costs for this program are provided by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and by New York Mills Civic and Commerce Committee.

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The Cultural Center secured a grant from the University of Minnesota Center for Regional and Community Affairs to employ an intern who will work to develop a presence for the Cultural Center on social networking sites such as Facebook and using tools such as YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr to reach a larger audience.

Both Danielle and Christine will lead the teaching of arts for kids in the park this summer.

The full schedule for Arts in Your Park for this summer is as follows:

• Tuesday, July 14 at New York Mills at Lund Park from 10 a.m. to noon and at Smith Park from 1-3 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 14 at the Perham Public Library from 2-3 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 15 at Wadena Burlington Northern Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Thursday, July 16 at New York Mills Southside Park from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Park from 1-3 p.m.

• Saturday, July 18 at New York Mills Central Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Tuesday, Aug. 18 at New York Mills Lund Park from 10 a.m. to noon and at Smith Park from 1-3 p.m.

• Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Wadena Burlington Northern Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Thursday, Aug. 20 at New York Mills Southside Park from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Park from 1-3 p.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 22 at New York Mills Central Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

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