MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Parks and Recreation is doing what it can to keep people active and connected during the governor’s stay-at-home orders.
A coloring contest for kids ages 3-12 with prizes is in its fourth week and drawing more contenders.
Winners receive gift certificates to the city and local pizzeria, Bobbio’s.
This is one way the department is working to spread positivity.
“As everybody knows, kids and families are looking for positive things to do at home. It might be a small thing, but it’s something they can do and look forward to seeing who wins week to week and hopefully win, occasionally,” Recreation Superintendent, Jesse Nyberg, said.
Parks and Recreation also offers several other classes free to the public online by its instructors.
NBC5 News reporter/weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He’s also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv.
Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017.
Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.