During her LTAC presentation, Sewell discussed the incredible growth the recreation councils have undergone, demonstrating the clear desire for recreation among Carroll residents. For example, she said, 30 years ago, rec councils contributed 93,000 volunteer hours. Today, that number is more than 550,000 hours. Also, three decades ago, rec councils raised some $173,000. Today that number is more like $5.5 million. There are now 28 county parks with programs for seniors, dog parks, a planetarium and online interaction that will increase dramatically.