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Suffield Parks and Recreation Department Bowling Buddies Group Prom Night was a blast!

Members of the Parks and Recreation Bowling Buddies group got glammed up and hit the town for the annual Prom on Monday, June 10. The highly anticipated and well attended community dance and prom put on by the Second Baptist Church volunteers was a hit. The group met first at the Parks and Recreation Department’s activity room where we played games, listened to music, and had dinner from Subway. After the pre-party celebrations, the group loaded in the van and headed off to the Second Baptist Church for  March Fellowship Night. This is a fantastic collaboration, with Second Baptist Church volunteers led by Jean Aldrich-Jones: Tina Berrien, Gail Davis, Trish Jackson, Scott Miller, Derek Burnaford, Laura Vindigni, Scott Sylvia, Lee Tatum and Rosie LaRochelle working with the Parks and Recreation Department.

As we entered the incredibly decorated Second Baptist Church activity room, great tunes were being spun by volunteer DJ Scott Sylvia. The music got everyone in the party mood as we came in. Next, the group was escorted to receive their beautifully designed corsages and boutonnieres and then led to the photo archway. Everyone enjoyed getting their prom photo taken, and what seemed like magic: the 8 x 10 copies with “Prom 2019” were given out to each participant. There was even a group shot, too! No detail was spared, and all of the volunteers ensured a memorable night for the group.

Around forty-five participants enjoyed dancing, singing, friendship and delicious refreshments. The Fellowship nights hosted by the church and volunteers are a blast.  They are held on the second Monday of every month from September to June. It is a night filled with non-denominational fun and welcomes everyone. It is a terrific collaboration that members of the Parks and Recreation Bowling Buddies Group thoroughly enjoy attending. The smiles, good times had and camaraderie from the group bring true joy and happiness that everyone seems to be searching for.

If you would like to learn more about the Suffield Parks and Recreation Bowling Buddies Group to join in on the fun, please contact-Donna Carney-Bastrzycki-Director of Special Programs: or call 860-668-3862

Sign up for the 40th Annual Suffield Parks and Recreation Department’s 10K Road Race and 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the First Suffield Bank-A Division of PeoplesBank and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The Suffield Parks & Recreation Department is taking registrations for the 10K Road Race and 5K Run/Walk which will be held on Saturday, September 7. Runners will enjoy a scenic route including the historic district, open space, farmland and picturesque Suffield. It is a great way to start your Saturday morning before heading down to Suffield on the Green.

Pre-registration entry fee is $25 through Tuesday, September 3 on After September 3, registration will be accepted on race day ONLY. Fee for race day registration is $30. Only check or cash is accepted on race day. Please register early for the discount and be one of the first 100 runners to register and receive a FREE tee-shirt. Race day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. and ends 15 minutes before the start of each of the races at the Suffield Middle School. Great prizes will be awarded including gift cards for each of the age category winners from Dick’s and FleetFeet. For more information and to register, please visit- or contact the office at 860-668-3862.

 Volunteers Needed

The Suffield Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help assist at the annual 10K Road Race and 5K Run/Walk. This event will be held on Saturday, September 7. Volunteers are needed during the morning, between 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for set up, water stops and with other tasks throughout the morning. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, cheer on runners and be a part of a fun community event. Thanks for your advanced help.

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, please call the department at 860-668-3862 or email

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