August 2015
Sam Matel in his third summer at Zack's Place does slip and slide with his friend Erin.

TOGETHER.
SHAPING THE FUTURE.

Abbie Jameson volunteers for her third summer at Zack's Place. She helps participants with a number of activities
Summer at Zack's Place brings lots of fun fieldtrips that include swimming, hiking, museums, theater and more. We have an incredible staff but could not do what we do without our student volunteers. This summer we have a number of high school and college students and many of them are in their second and third year of entire summers at Zack's Place. These special volunteers know the meaning of the word "Volunteer" and give without expecting anything in return.
We could not do what we do, without the 400 volunteers that help us in one capacity or another each year. Thank you to our summer volunteer staff and making our summer the most fun and safe!

Also a big thank you to all of our other volunteers including our Dine Around Hosts and support. See our articles below about the two successful July "Dine Around Events" , The Barn Dance at the Muellers and "The Tour De Zack".

Also below, still time to sign up for the "Italian Night at the gorgeous home of Terri and David Long September 18th, 2015.Click here to register for Italian Night
 
Time to register for the Zack's Place "Tournament of Champion's". A golf tournament to support Zack's Place. Click here to register for the golf tournament

Included in this newsletter: July in Review and the August Calendar.


 

Annie on the Paddle Board with VT Adaptive Volunteer
July In Review

In the mornings we did crafts with Nicole, we cooked with Sarah, we wrote our cookbook with Terri Long, we took walks and gardened with Martha.

Mid-day we picnicked and swam at Silver Lake,
we visited VINS new "Bird's are Dinosaurs Exhibit" ,went Horseback Riding with at Moonrise Farm, we ate lunch at the Senior Center and celebrated our play, we went to an awesome cookout, games and slip and slide day at Carl and Joyce Hurd's house, we hiked on the rail trail, canoed and Kayaked with Vermont Adaptive, swam at the Kedron Pond, toured the West Lebanon Airport on the runway, we went to the Brown Bag Concerts in the park, we attended farm programs at Billings Farm, and we worked on our fitness with Carl Hurd and Bari.

In the late afternoons we did pottery with Fiona, practiced for our upcoming Special Olympics Golf Tournament, did yoga with Tita, Annie and Lalita, did art with Jools and Mary, made drums and musical instruments with Brendan, made Ice cream sundaes with Sarah, we golfed at 4 U Golf and had Ice cream cones, we sang with Kerry, practiced on our drums with Brendan and swam at the Kedron Pond.

We read books with Pam, Bettyanne, Phil and Phyllis.

Branden leads us in a musical afternoon
Sarah and Jessica work on their garden art project
Michael and Ashley having a good time at Silver Lake
Martha McNealus working four years at ZP, makes our gardens beautiful!

 

Coach Yvonne Frates works with Special Olympians for the upcoming competition on August 17th at the Equinox

 

Volunteer extraordinaire Abbie Jameson works with Josh in the Kayak
Special Olympics Golf Cheer Leaders! Just as important as the athletes!
Jessa Lawlor helping out at Moonrise Farm
Slip and Slide Day at the Hurd's house! An all time favorite day!
Josh is having a blast at slip and slide day.
Jessica at VINS poses with a bird dinosaur.
Josh getting the stroke down at Silver Lake with Vermont Adaptive Sports

Time to Register for "Tournament Of Champions"
A golf tournament to support "Zack's Place"
 
 
 

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Italian Night at Terri And David Long's September 18th 
Please join Dave and Terri Long for an evening of Italian food, friendship, and festivities.

The evening begins with wine and Italian flatbread appetizers, served on the patio overlooking the Ottauquechee River, accompanied by the quiet strains of Italian music. From here, we'll proceed to the dining room for a three-course dinner, consisting of a delicious Italian salad, followed by pappardelle bolognese, and our main dish, chicken marsala and broccoli rabe--all prepared by the fabulous chefs at Pi Brick Oven Trattoria, located in Woodstock village.

Following dinner, interested parties will compete in a round-robin bocce tournament on the front lawn. 

We'll cap off the evening with coffee and Italian cookies, from a terrific Italian bakery in Boston. 

Date-September 18, 2015

Host: Terri and David Long

Address-474 Carlton Hill Rd Woodstock

Time -6 PM

Attire: Your finest Italian clothing

Limit- 24 People

Price- 100.00 per person

  Sign up today  


Barn Dance at the Mueller's
A very special evening.


 The combination of the beautiful Vermont weather, to the gorgeous refurbished 18th century barn, the delicious food from caterer Kate Miller, the talented musicians from the Sam Peabody Band with caller Delia Clark, and the really great hosts made for a really fun evening of dancing, dining and laughter.

We send out a big thank you to our hosts Karen and Gary Mueller, volunteers, The Sam Peabody Band and all  our kind folks that attended the event.

The Sam Peabody Band donates their time to make a very special evening!
I think everyone was laughing and dancing. Delia Clark makes is a great caller!




The Tour De Zack Was AWESOME!!!! 50 Riders this year!

  The weather held, out thank goodness, for the event and it went off with out a hitch! 50 riders left at different times and we had 5 planned water stops. About 30 percent of our riders did the long ride, 40 miles, and the rest did the 25 mile ride. It was scenic and gorgeous! Larry Niles from Discovery Bike Tours followed us in the van, sweeping the back and keeping everyone safe.  Jake's Quechee Market provided an awesome picnic with delicious burgers and hot dogs and everyone was starving!
A great big thank you to Jake's Quechee Market, our generous waterstop volunteers and Dawn and Larry Niles from Discovery Bike Tours.


Click Here for a Printable August Calendar

August Calendar
 
 
 

~ August 2015 ~

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

 

Purple = Continuing Education

Green = Lifeskills

 

Red = Art/Music

Bolded = Bus Trip

Blue= Fitness

 

 

 

3

11am Greeting Cards with Grace McKeon

 

1PM-Fitness with Bari

 

3pm Golf Special Olymp Practice at WCC

4

11am Cooking with Dail and Nicole- Kale and Vegetable Chips!

 

12PM-Picnic and Farm Program at Billings

 

3PM-Yoga with Tita

 

415P Reading with Pam Pickett

511am Coloring with Kitty

 

12pm Lunch at ZP

 

1:15PM-Bus Leaves for West Side Story at Opera North. Play starts at 2PM ends at 4:30PM we will be back at ZP between5-5:30PM

 

6

11A-Cooking with Sarah

 

12PM-Brown bag concert

 

1PM-games at Vail Field

 

3PM-Art with Mary

 

4:15PM-Reading with Glen Morley

7

11A- Swim at Kedron Pond return

 

2:00 Walk to Norman Williams Library to see BarnARTS Jungle Book Performance.

330P Singing with Kerry

10

11 am Greeting Cards with Grace McKeon

 

1PM-Fitness with Bari

 

3pm Golf Special Olymp Practice at WCC

11

11am Fore U Golf and Ice Cream- eat picnic lunch there!

 

3PM-Yoga with Lalita

 

415P Reading with Pam Pickett

12

11A- Canoeing and Kayaking with VASS at Silver Lake

 

230P Pottery with Fiona at ARTistree

 

4:15PM-Reading with Bettyanne

 

13

11A-cooking with Sarah

 

12PM-Brown bag concert

 

1PM-games at Vail Field

 

3PM-Art with Jools

14

11am Moonrise Farm Horseback Riding

 

3pm Singing with Kerry

17

630A- Special Olympics Golf Tournament at the Equinox return 4P

18

11am Lunch at ZP

 

12:15 Bus leaves for Windsor Day: 1 pm Precision Museum Tour and Making Balloon Powered Cars, 2:15pmGarden of Life Nature Walk 2:45

Simon Pearce Glass Blowing

3:30 Return to ZP

415P Reading with Pam Pickett

19

10A-Zack's Place Outing Club Hike 7th Bullocks Crossing to Wheeler Rd.

2PM-Arts and Crafts with Kitty

 

4:15PM-Reading with Bettyanne

 

20

11A-cooking with Sarah

 

12:00- Marsh Billings National Park Program - special program from 1-2:15P

 

3PM-Art with Mary

 

4:15PM-Reading with Glen Morley

21

11AM- Library with Sarah

 

12PM-Picnic and swim at Britton Pond

 

3pm Singing with Kerry

24

11am Greeting Cards with Grace

 

1PM-Pottery   with Fiona at ARTistree

 

3PM-Fitness with Bari

25

11 am Zack's Place Library Program

 

1Pm-Farm Program at Billings Farm

 

3PM- Yoga with Tita

 

4:15P-Reading with Phil Swanson

26

11A-Canoeing and Kayaking with VASS at Silver Lake

 

2PM-Arts and Crafts with Kitty

 

 

 

4:15PM-Reading with Bettyanne

 

27

11A-cooking with Sarah

 

12PM-Brown Bag concert

 

1PM-games at Vail Field

 

3PM-Art with Jools

28

11A-Library with Sarah

 

12PM-Picnic and Swim at Kedron Pond

 

3pm Singing with Kerry

31

9AM-Leave for Seacoast Science Center

1PM-Get to Know Shark's

2:30PM-bus leaves Center

Return at 5PM

 



 

Dail Frates
802-369-0487
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