Recreation Director’s Report

Recreation Director’s Report                                                          

December 8, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Lothrop Gym the Recreation Department sponsored the annual Holiday Craft Sale. There were many unique items for folks to purchase. This includes an annual basket raffle to benefit “Pittsford Christmas for Kids”. In 2014 they donated $835 to the Pittsford Christmas for kids formally known as Santa Fund (2013/$842, 2012/$1140.75, 2011/$848, 2010/$208).

On Friday, 12/5/14, the Pittsford Recreation Department & Brandon Recreation Departments co-sponsored our annual Winter Freeze Teen Dance at the VT Police Academy. 60+ teens in grades 7-10 participated in this event. We had to grab chaperones as they parents dropped their kids. I’d like to thank Tassie Boudreau and Sue Danforth the parent chaperones who volunteered to take time out of their holiday schedules to help us keep a close watch on everyone. I’d also like to extend a “special thank you” to Kathy Shortsleeves who operated the concession stand. I’m thankful, as were the teens, for the services they provided to the event. The kids look forward seeing Mrs. Shortsleeves every time. The next teen dance is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2015 at the VT Police Academy in Pittsford. The fourth and final dance of the school year is scheduled Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Brandon Town Hall.

Youth Basketball Practices started the first week of December for grades 3rd and up. The 3/4 boys team has 13 players and is coached by Carlo Falco. The 3/4 girls has 8 they’re being coached by Tammi Blanchard and Nate McKay. The Lothrop 5/6 boys team has 10 players and is being coached by Dick Williams and Adam Parker. The 5/6 girls has 13 players and is being coached by Kim Keith. Teams will practice the entire month of December and games will begin after the first of the year. The coed 1st/2nd grade group

On Sunday, December 14, 2014 the Recreation Department and Pittsford Seniors are sponsoring a bus trip to see the VT Symphony Orchestra at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. The fee is only $20 for the bus ride and the show.

Otter Community Youth (Brandon Recreation Department, Pittsford Recreation Department and OV) are sponsoring the third annual Winter Basketball Clinic. This is a free clinic for all 1st-6th graders. Otter Valley varsity coaches and their players do the actual instruction of fundamental drills. Kids learn about respect, sportsmanship and the value of working hard.

Family Fun Nights are scheduled for January 9, 2015, February 6, 2015 and March 6, 2015 at the VT Police Academy. The Pittsford Recreation Department and the Maclure Library are teaming up again to offer three FAMILY FUN NIGHTS during the winter months. Each Fun Night is full of fun, which includes art and crafts, physical activities, and entertainment. Don’t miss out.


The Brandon and Pittsford Recreation Department’s are cosponsoring a bus trip on Friday, January 16, to the Boston Celtics play against the Chicago Bulls.