In 1974, The Shannen’s, Benjamin and Doris, donated 52 acres to the Town to preserve the land as a park and wildlife area for the citizens to be able to walk through instead of sitting on their front porches. The park was named Shannen Park in their honor. The Townspeople have been grateful for their contribution. After a very slow beginning, the park has become a center of activity, a showplace for our community.   The park boasts picnic benches, and pavilions with charcoal grills, a playground designed to enhance a child’s imaginative play, with sections that are handicap accessible for handicapped children as well.  There are two ball fields, basketball hoops, bathrooms and about a mile of paved roads that invite joggers and walkers.

Bryce “Buzz” Flynn, a former town supervisor ran the park from 1985 until his death in 2012. He built the park to what it is today; neat, clean, and beautiful with covered picnic areas, playgrounds, and walkways.   

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Below is a photo of the common room at The Senior Center located in Shannen Park which is now available to rent for your special function.

 

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To reserve a pavilion in the Park or to rent the common room at The Senior Center, contact Barbara Young at the Highway Department, 355-5700 x6, Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  You must be a resident of the town of Wawayanda.

 

We continue to do improvements at Shannen Park.  Our most recent project was to pave the inner circle by the pavilions and the soccer filed.

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The Slate Hill Pacers senior citizens group was formed to help all senior citizens in the Town of Wawayanda age 55 and older with socialization and recreational activities. It is a not- for- profit organization which is subsidized by the Town of Wawayanda.

Business meetings are held on the first (1st), third (3rd) and fifth (5th) Monday of each month at 1:00pm. Lunches, when scheduled, begin at 12:00pm noon. Social days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. These activities take place at the Town of Wawayanda Recreational/ Senior Center building which is located in Shannen Park, 1918 State Route 284, Slate Hill, New York.

For questions or further information please contact the follow:

President:                          Don Davis                              845-355-1743

Vice President:                   Laurie Reynolds                     845-355-2018

Secretary                           Linda Driscoll                          

Treasurer                           Heidi Bucholz                         845-726-3654

Travel Coordinator:             Al Pierce                                845-355-6916

Fitness Program:                Elizabeth Schettkoe                845-356-1340

 

GROUP KNITS FOR CANCER PATIENTS

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Pictured above is a group of women from the Slate Hill Pacers who meet every other week to knit. Over the past few months their project has been to knit hats to donate to cancer patients; they have donated nearly 200 hats.

 

SLATE HILL PACERS

2018 SCHEDULE OF TRIPS

 

March 13-Tues

Mohegan Sun- $25 Free play+$5.00 Food Voucher

$25 Due 3/05/18

 

April 9-Mon

 

Westchester Dinner Theatre- ‘Cirque Ziva’

Contact person: Teresa @355-6916

*$64 Due 3/07/18

 

 

April 19- Thurs

Casino- Destination to be determined

$25 Due 4/16/18

 

May 17-Thurs

Mohegan Sun- $25 Free play+$5.00 Food Voucher

$25 Due 5/07/18

 

May 21-26

(Multi-Day)

 

(Mon-Sat) 6Days/5 Nights- The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Contact
Person: Teresa @355-6916

$535 per person Double Occupancy,

Add $195 for single occupancy

 

June 6-Wed

 

Brownstone (Jersey Dreamer) Paterson, NJ- ‘Comedy Italian Style’ with Music by Joey Ziza & Friends

Contact Person: Fran @342-9918

*$55 Due 5/21/18

(Tip not included)

 

June 21-Thurs

 

"SIMPLY DIAMOND” Show and dinner in Cheshire, Ct.

Featuring the music of Neal Diamond

Contact person: Heidi @ (845)726-3654

 

$80 Due 6/04/18

July 12-Thurs

 

 

Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY- Includes private tram tour of gardens & exhibition.

Lunch on your own.

Contact Person: Irv @ 386-3072

 

* Due 6/18/18

July 19- Wed

 

Casino- Destination to be determined

 

$25 Due 7/02/18

Aug 2-Thurs

 

 

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse presenting “Nunsense” a smash hit musical.

Includes choice of 6 lunch entrees, salad and extensive dessert buffet

Contact person: Al or Teresa @ 355-6916

 

*$65 Due 7/16/18

Aug. 23-Thurs

 

 

Westchester Dinner Theatre- “Anything Goes”

Contact Person: Irv @ 386-3072

 

*$64 Due 8/02/18

Aug. 29-Wed

 

Mohegan Sun- $25 Free play+$5.00 Food Voucher

 

$25 Due 8/20/18

Sept 26- Thurs

 

Casino- Destination to be determined

 

$25 Due 9/17/18

Nov 7-Wed

 

Mohegan Sun- $25 Free play+$5.00 Food Voucher

 

$25 Due 10/29/18

 

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF $5 FOR ANY NON-PACER OR NON-TOWN RESIDENT FOR TRIPS MARKED WITH AN ASTERICK (*) BEFORE THE TRIP PRICE.

THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO CASINO OR MULTI-DAY TRIPS.

PLEASE NOTE: The contact persons for all Casino Trips will be Al or Teresa

Telephone # (845) 355-6916

For DayTrips, call the CONTACT PERSON at the telephone number listed below each individual trip.

 

For all other questions or concerns call: Al or Teresa Pierce- 845-355-6916.

Dated 2/05/18 Tentative schedule- Final copy may have add-ons or revisions.