November 6, 2011 4:20 am ET
The Kids First Swim School celebrated its grand opening with the help of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials and a bevy of parents and children. Among those in attendance were the owners and their wives, local elected officials, Del. , Baltimore County Council Chairman , Sr. and Fred Theiss, aide to Sen. . Various members of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce interacted with the numerous parents and children who eagerly waited for their swim lesson.
Despite a Nor’easter moving through the area, the weather did not dampen the activities inside this brand new business addition to the Dundalk community, located in the .
There were plenty of goodies on hand including 20 pizzas donated by Papa John’s who supplies the school with food for the many birthday parties booked at the facility.
The common theme among the parents was giving their children an opportunity to experience another one of life’s skills in learning the proper way to swim and overcome any fear they may have of the water. Mrs. Amanda Miller, who was holding her 3½ month old son who just finished his lesson, echoed the same concern.
Dan Muffolotto, who spoke on behalf of the three other owners, said the money invested in the business was considerable and they signed a 20 year lease with the shopping center. “We are committed to making this Kids First Swim School work in Dundalk and our willingness to sign the lease agreement verifies our efforts.”
David Street who owns another local business, Elite Family Karate, located in the Country Ridge Shopping Center, was drawn to swim school because he views the concept as another opportunity for children to learn. “I have a young daughter and feel this is an opportunity for her to learn to swim the right way.”
As the party was winding down, the owners were cleaning up and making ready for the four birthday parties booked for the remainder of the day. Never a dull moment in the life of small business owners, the driving force in our economy
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