THANK YOU to Kathy Carroll and Cathy Parlapiano, owners of Here's Help Staffing & Recruiting in Middletown, NY for donating flowers to Shannen Park. They really helped to make a beautiful presentation in the Park to honor our Veterans, as we say Thank You for your service and your sacrifice to our Country!
The Senior Center is open.
Interested in renting a pavilion at our beautiful Shannen Park? Our office can help you with that, for details please review our Rental Agreement and check with our office for available dates. To reserve a pavilion in the Park or to rent the common room at The Senior Center, contact Barbara Young at the Highway Department, 845-355-5700 ext. 6, Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You must be a resident of the Town of Wawayanda.
**Please note that the common room at the Senior Center is not currently open for rentals.
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.
In the winter the park has an ice skating rink available to the Wawayanda residents (Weather Permitting).
The Town of Wawayanda Recreational / Senior Center building which is located in Shannen Park, Is home to the Slate Hill Pacers. 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..
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.
For more information on Shannen Park or the Slate Hill Pacers, you can "like" and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SlatehillNY/
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.
To reserve a pavilion in the Park or to rent the common room at The Senior Center, contact Barbara Young at the Highway Department, 845-355-5700 ext. 6, 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 is was to pave the inner circle by the pavilions and the soccer filed.
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) and third (3rd) Mondays 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, 1906 State Route 284, Slate Hill, New York.
The Slate Hill Pacers has a knitting group that meets every other Thursday From 10am - 12pm at the Shannen Park Senior Center. 1906 Route 284, Slate Hill, NY 10973.
The Slate Hill Pacers also a quilting club. The quilting club meets every Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm (sometimes 3pm). They meet at the Wawayanda Senior Center, 1906 Route 284, Slate Hill, NY 10973.
Slate Hill Pacers on Facebook: Slate Hill Pacers Facebook Group
For questions or further information please contact the follow:
|Vice President||Laurie Reynolds||845-355-2018|
|Travel Coordinator||Al Pierce||845-355-6916|
|Fitness Program||Elizabeth Schettkoe||845-356-1340|
Quilts for Veterans
The quilting group that meets at the Senoir Center weekly, made over 60 patriotic lap quilts to be presented to the veterans at the Valley View Nursing Home, as well as the Honor Guard.
GROUP KNITS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
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 2020 SCHEDULE OF TRIPS|
|Feb. 20 -Thursday||Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play+ $5.00 Food Voucher||
$30 Due 2/17/20
|April 2 - Thursday||Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play+ $5.00 Food Voucher||$30 Due 3/16/20|
|April 30 - Thursday||Hotel Anthracite (Carbondale, PA) Snack upon arrival, Music & Dancing with DJ Neal Nicastro, Family Style Meal, & Show, "Malt Shop Magic" with Featured Entertainer: Rich Wilson.||$49 Due 3/26/20|
|May 7 - Thursday||Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play+ $5.00 Food Voucher||$30 Due 4/20/20|
May 15 - 19 (Multi-Day)
Washington, DC - 5 Days/4 Nights(** $560 for Double Occupancy - Add $179 for Single Occupancy) Contact: Arlene @649-8998 or Teresa@ 355-6916
Spring Lake, NJ (Facility is near the Boardwalk) Lunch & Show "Happy Days Under the Rock & Roll Boardwalk". Contact Person: Heidi@ 845-726-3654
|$62 Due - 5/10/20|
|June 25 - Thursday||Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play+ $5.00 Food Voucher||$30 Due 6/15/20|
|July 8 - Wednesday||
Forestburgh Playhouse - "Ragtime" A sweeping and stunning musical set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the century New York. - Price includes lunch at the Playhouse prior to the show.
Contact Person: Teresa @ 845-355-6916
|$63 Due 6/08/20|
|Aug. 6 - Thursday||Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play + $5.00 Food Voucher||$30 Due 7/20/20|
|Aug.20 - Thursday||
Westchester Dinner Theatre "9 to 5 The Musical"
Contact Person: Teresa @ 845-355-6916
|$67 Due 7/17/20|
|Sept. 17 - Thursday||Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play + $5.00 Food Voucher||$30 Due 9/7/20|
|Sept. 24 - Thursday||Brownstone - Lunch & Show " Vegas Special Elvis Show"
Contact: Mary @ 845-697-4195 or Eleanor @ 726-3713
|$57 Due 8/17/20|
Oct. 23 - Friday
|Westchester Dinner Theatre "Kinky Boots"
Struggling to continue a family shoe business, this musical is about a young man's friendships and belief that he can change the world with a change of his mind.
|$67 Due 11/20/20|
Nov. 5- Thursday
|Mohegan Casino - $25 Free Play+ $5.00 Food Voucher||$30 Due 10/19/20|
Nov. 10 - 12
|Lancaster Show Trip (Amish Country) - 3 Days/2 Nights
(** $365 for Double Occupancy- Additional Charge for Single Occupancy) Trip Flyer Available
Contact Person: Teresa@ (845) 355-6916
If finances allow, we may schedule a trip to New York City, as we have done for the past several years..
PLEASE NOTE: The contact person for all Casino Trips will be Al or Teresa Telephone # (845) 355-6916
Day Trips: If a name and telephone number are listed, call that person with any questions.
FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, CALL AL OR TERESA PIERCE AT (845) 355-6916.
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.