The Shamrock Shuffle committee is pleased to announce that net proceeds from our 7th annual race will benefit Christopher Gray, an 8-year-old Watertown boy who suffers from adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD.
The 7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle will be on Saturday, March 10th, at 10 a.m. at Polk School in the Oakville section of Watertown.
Christopher is the son of Bill and Darcy Gray, and he was diagnosed days after Christmas in 2016 while in second grade at John Trumbull Primary School. The proceeds from the race will aid the Gray family with the mounting medical bills as well as help them care for Christopher.
ALD is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18,000 people, most severely affecting young boys. The brain disorder destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds the brain's neurons. Childhood Cerebral ALD is the most devastating form of ALD, striking normal, healthy boys who begin to regress as the disease spreads throughout the brain and causes blindness, deafness, seizures, loss of muscle control, and progressive dementia.
The race will also provide two special Water-Oak Circle of Sports scholarships for local athletes.
Since its inception, the Shamrock Shuffle has raised nearly $60,000 for local charities.
To register for the race, and help out this worthy cause, please visit FastTrackTiming.com and click on “Upcoming Races.” In-person registration is also available at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department.
Find our event on Facebook under “7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle” and follow us on Twitter at @WaterOakShuffle.
TOWN-WIDE TAGE SALE (YARD SALE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018
RAINDATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018
EARLY BIRD: 7AM-3PM REGULAR HOURS 8AM-3PM
Sales will occur in front yards, garages and on sidewalks throughout the Town. A uniquely Watertown/Oakville event involving citizens, businesses, churches, civic groups, associations, Town leaders, neighbors and visitors building community and identity.
Yard sales are a regular occurrence any weekend throughout the state. Several organizations hold annual fundraising rummage and book sales that have become anticipated events. Town-wide tag sales have long been a tradition in New England and in many Connecticut communities as well. The intent is that while cleaning out in the spring everyone not tosses everything but instead offer an opportunity to turn trash into treasure. All this to help build community through a shared experience and other celebrations one weekend in the spring.
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to complete a registration form prior to Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12pm.
The registration is available on our website at www.watertownctrecreation.com or may be obtained at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department at 61 Echo Lake Road. Maps will be located at Adams, LaBonne’s, The Meat Center, Adams and Tony’s Seafood.
OUTDOOR PUBLIC ICE SKATING
AT THE ANNEX POND
Parks and Recreation will be offering free public skate at the Annex Pond this winter. Ice will be monitored by the Parks Department – however skating will be at your own risk. Skating will be open 7 days a week. The Annex Pond is located on Middlebury Rd next to Taft School. For more information please call 860-945-5246.
THE EASTER BUNNY COMES TO TOWN
Come along to hop with the Easter Bunny we all love the most! Create arts & crafts projects, enjoy playful activities, and bring your own hard-boiled eggs that you can decorate. We will have snacks and then join the Easter Bunny in a parade around the school. Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at John Trumbull School, Cafeteria. Watch for more information in a flyer to go out through the school system!
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The annual Memorial Day parade will step off from the Watertown Plaza parking lot beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018. The parade will travel to the OAKVILLE GREEN this year.
Watertown Parks & Recreation – Your Quality of Life Department