SPROG REMEMBERS TWO FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
SPROG remembers former Board Member, Robert “Joe” Heggie, who passed away February 5, 2017. Joe was a supporter of SPROG for many years. He successfully chaired the SPROG Trivia Night for three years. We offer our condolence to Mary Etta, his wife, sons and entire family.
SPROG also remembers former Board Member and supporter, Michael Richter, who passed February 6, 2017. Our condolence to his wife, Barbara, children and entire family.
Grateful for the support they received from their "Sponsors", on August 10, 1970, these youth met to form their group, SPROG. Their goal was to plan activities for the younger children of Meacham Park. The program was initially designed for young men but it wasn't long before the program expanded to include young ladies, boys and girls. Over the years, we have touched thousands of young people's lives.
Meacham Park was faced with many problems including high unemployment and a high rate of its young men getting into trouble and becoming a part of the juvenile justice system. William "Bill" Jones,a long-time resident of the area, mobilized a group of local adults who agreed to assist with employment and to provide transportation to and from work for these young people.
DURING THE LATE 1960'S