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Life-Long Learning, Fitness, & Fun
Parks & Recreation works for you, your kids, your neighbors, and your communities...
Improves academic performance
Improves health and well-being
Increases confidence and self-esteem
Keeps kids off the streets
Increases community pride and volunteerism
Increases property values
Reduces health care costs
Preserves plants and wildlife
Controls air, water and soil quality
Provides accessible places to enjoy nature
Everyone benefits directly or indirectly!
Yesterday’s activities promote tomorrow’s physical and mental wellness.
Words from the Director
Well, here we are, making it through this whirl-wind, topsy-turvy, wild and crazy "New Normal" pandemic 2020.
I, for one, get REALLY annoyed (I’ve been around a LOOONNNG time, so I am allowed to be annoyed) at that term, "New Normal". It somehow implies that we had an "Old Normal" (HUH?) that is gone, never to come back. What we all need to focus on is the NOW, and making it ok. For us as individuals, for our families, our friends, our coworkers. Getting through all the changes and challenges has really taken a whole team effort, for sure. There have been some set-backs, some revelations (we really can do this!), some very proud "I did it, I really did it!" moments (getting set up on Zoom, or your kid’s school computers) and a lot of people helping people moments.
While all that warms the heart (for some reason I am hearing the music from a Hallmark movie in my head as I write this), we still seem to have a long road ahead of us. If all of you have even half the support that we here at PTARC have had, I can say with certainty that we will come through with flying colors! Our community sticks together, reaches out, helps, encourages and shows up in force when needed. To say it in plain words, WE MAKE IT HAPPEN!
To say THANK YOU is an understatement. I can’t even begin to count the number of our participants that have shown us that our programs matter.
We will continue to provide quality recreational classes and events, following CDC, State, Local, Federal and any other guideline that gets thrown at us as long as the NEW OLD RATTY CRUSTY FIESTY CRAZY NORMAL hangs around...
See you on the play side!
Linda Bires, Recreation Director
Our Board of Directors
Mr. Larry Harrison
Chairman, Penn Township
Mr. Joe Lapia
Vice Chairman, Manor Borough
Mr. Steve Perovich
Treasurer, Trafford Borough
Trafford Borough Alternate
Dr. Matt Harris
Superintendent, Penn Trafford School District
Mr. Nick Petrucci
Penn Trafford School Board
Dr. Greg Capoccioni
Vice Principle, Penn Trafford High School
Mr. Stan Rudge
Penn Trafford Public Representative
Mr. Michael Ginsburg
Mrs. Mary Perez
Manager, Penn Township
Mr. Randy Dreistadt
Mrs. Bev Picklo
Penn Borough Alternate