Here are the offerings so far for summer 2020 programming (following social distancing guidelines) at Stackhouse Park:
- Art in the Park for families at the Upper Pavilion (Luzerne St. Entrance): Thursdays beginning at 10 a.m. Conducted by Women’s Help Center. For June, the crafts include:
Local yoga instructor Rachel Allen will also be conducting classes in the park. See below for the times and dates:
Please remember to enjoy your time in the park, practice social distancing, and treat the park with the respect it deserves. Thank you!
Like so many of us, W. C. Thwing has been walking in Stackhouse Park during the coronavirus pandemic. He has been taking photos and writing haikus to match. How cool is that?
Do you know where these photos were taken? If so, please comment below and, also, feel free to send us your photos and haikus by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider participating in this fun scavenger hunt that W.C. has introduced!
Where in Stackhouse Park?
A giant skunk cabbage patch
By hidden stairway
Where in Stackhouse Park?
Foundation holding nothing
Not quite 90 years
OBITUARY: "Jimmy" went to be with Jesus on October 11th. He was a resident of Crandall Medical Center in Sebring, Ohio and was a long time resident of Salem Ohio graduating from high school in 1957. A son, Jacky G. Pasco preceded him in death as did his sister, Beverly Thompson. He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Lynn (Rick) Bachman and grandson, Rick J. Bachman both of Anchorage, Alaska, and brother Jack (Maybelle) Pasco, two nieces and two nephews of Salem. Jimmy served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He retired from U.S. Steel as a boiler maker. Jimmy resided in Johnstown, PA from 1980 until entering the nursing home. He was a nature lover and worked as a park ranger at Stackhouse Park in Johnstown. He is credited for bringing the park to its full potential making it available for local residents to use daily and for various activities such as the annual "Shakespeare In The Park. Everyone was greeted with a smile and sounding "Hello" and always had treats for the dogs. A military service will be held in the park, close to the pavilion, on Sunday, October 20 at 1 p.m. All his friends and family are welcome. There will be refreshments. Years ago Jimmy planted a tree in his behalf and wished his ashes be scattered there. Immediate family will do as he wished.
Click here to register. Registration is to close at noon on Friday, Aug. 23.
About the event:
The “Run the Park” trail run/walk is a challenging course within the woods of Powell Stackhouse Park. Portions of the course are technical (rocky and rooted), more so on the 10 Miler and 10k. Walkers can remain on gravel road if they desire for the 5k. All participants who pre-registered 2 weeks prior to the event are guaranteed a shirt.
There will also be a 1/4 Mile Trail Trot on the gravel road for kids 8 and under*. All Trail Trotters will receive a participation medal.
*Child care and activities shall be provided for children while the parents participate in their events.
Race Day Schedule:
7:00 a.m. Packet Pickup (There will be a Friday evening pick up as well)
(998 Luzerne Street, which is the main entrance to the park)
8:00 a.m. for the 10 Miler
9:00 a.m. 10K Race Start
9:30 a.m. 5K Sart
10:00 a.m. Park Picnic & Jamboree at the Finish Line
10:30 a.m. ¼ Mile Trail Trot
Courses will be well-marked on Race Day. The Run the Park trail run/walk is a challenging course within the woods of the park. Please be aware the course is completely on trails, so portions of the course are technical, rocky, and rooted. Walkers can remain on gravel road if they desire for the 5K.
For those parents who would like to run the race and bring their kids (either for the trail trot or to cheer you on), games, activities, and supervision will be provided (at no cost) at the Finish Line, which is located at the Fireplace (a.k.a. "Shakespeare") pavilion. An announcement will be made at the starting line for all children to walk down to the finish line with a Run the Park Volunteer. We ask that you have your child use the port-a- john if needed before walking down. Please write down any allergies or concerns that our volunteer care giver should know about.
Post-Race Picnic & Jamboree:
Bring your friends and family to cheer you on, then join us at the finish line (Fireplace a.k.a. "Shakespeare" pavilion) for a rockin' good time complete with free delicious cookout food and an outstanding musical performance by the awesome band.
Awards will be given to the Top 3 Male and Female Finishers in the 10 Mile, 10k, and 5k race. Please join us for the awards ceremony after you finish.
Results & Photos:
Results and race day photos will be available via Ultra Signup by Sunday, August 25th. Visit this website to view results and photos.
ALL proceeds from Run the Park this year will go towards operations and improvements at Stackhouse Park. "A park can be a place of beauty forever."
There will be one aid station near the midpoint of the 5K (10 Milers will have access twice) and another aid station near the mid point of the 10 Miler (10K will also have access). Refreshments at the finish with live music as part of the park’s Picnic and Jamboree.
For more information about this event, please contact us.
Spring is finally here, and summer is right around the corner!
Please join us for one or more of these exciting upcoming events!
All of our winners have officially approved their proofs, so we are pleased to reveal the COVERS of our INAUGURAL STACKHOUSE PARK CALENDARS!
Congratulations again to Ty and Trapper (owner: Brittany Anderson); Copper and Sidney (Ron Mock); Harbor (Lori Rhodes) and Lexus (Joe Burkardt) for being selected for the "Dogs" cover. And congratulations to Jackie Shawley for submitting the cover photograph for "Scenes."
IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR ONE OR BOTH CALENDARS IN OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE.
The first calendar order is to be placed tomorrow, Dec. 8. Please consider placing your order before 6 p.m. The sooner you order, the sooner you'll receive your calendar(s). Thank you!
The Stackhouse Park, Inc. Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank you all for your enthusiasm re: our inaugural calendar contests. It means a lot.
The Stackhouse Park, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to inform you that both the "Scenes from Stackhouse Park" and "Dogs of Stackhouse Park" are now available to pre-order in our official webstore! (Scroll down to the bottom and that's where you'll find 'em!)
IMPORTANT: All calendars do qualify for free shipping! When you check out, and after you input your mailing address, please be sure to select the "Calendar--Free Shipping" option under Shipping Method.
All calendars must be pre-ordered in our webstore by Dec. 10.
Unless we experience some strange hiccup with Snapfish, we very much intend for the calendars to arrive in your mailbox by Christmas Day. So, please consider purchasing an extra calendar or two for your favorite fan(s) of Stackhouse Park! They're bound to make fantastic Christmas gifts.
And if you haven't already, tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! Tell your mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers! Oh, and to you dog contest winners: don't forget to tell your dogs, and then give them some belly rubs.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Stackhouse Park.
Happy holidays to you and yours,
Stackhouse Park, Inc.
Thanks again to everyone who made our inaugural calendar contests such a success.
All winners were notified via email the afternoon of Dec. 4.
The winning entries for 2019 calendar are (in no particular order):
- Amanda Oswalt and her dogs, Kona and Nala
- Brittany Anderson and her dogs, Ty and Trapper (cover)
- Dianne Seminsky and her dog, Yorgi
- Eric and Christine Allen and their dog, Waffles
- Heather and Joseph Nibert and their dog, Mazie
- Jackie Shawley and her dog, Beagan Treewalker
- Joe Burkardt and his dog, Lexus (cover)
- Kelly and Larry Beamer and their dog, Milli
- Lori Rhodes and her dog, Harbor (cover)
- Megan, Chris, Ethan, Hannah and Haley Foster and their dog, CJ Tobias Foster
- Rebecca Gladis with her photo of Blueberry and Kiwi (owned by Jon McClain and Corinne Gailey)
- Ron Mock and his dogs, Copper and Sid (cover)
- Ryan Clemente and his dog, Emma
- Shawn Croyle and his dog, Gidget
- Susan Hrbal and her dog, Astro
- Tiffani Edwards and her dog, Titan
- Cliff and Valerie Majercsik and their dog, Brody
- Eric Steinbring and his dog, Maggie
- Eric Steinbring and his dog, Zoey
- Eric and Kayla Schwerer and their dog, Cooper
The names of the winners of the inaugural 2019 calendar contest are (again, in no particular order):
- Joe Burkardt
- Roberta Stern
- Joseph Nibert
- Scott Jani
- Shawn Croyle
- Tammie Eisenhuth
- Tyler Smay
- Jackie Shawley (cover)
Just a reminder: Both calendars are being designed now, and pre-orders will be available on our website beginning this Thursday (Dec. 6) or Friday (Dec. 7). All calendars must be pre-ordered in our webstore by Dec. 10.
We would greatly appreciate your help when it comes to spreading the word about the calendars!
Calendars are to be mailed on or around Dec. 18 with the goal of them reaching your mailbox by Christmas. Consider buying a calendar or two as a Christmas gift! :)