Akenac Park To Host AAA, United Way Events

Akenac Park To Host AAA, United Way Events
by Jeremy Van Duyne
The Pike County Dispatch – Thursday, August 1, 2019

DINGMANS FERRY – Akenac Park is a popular spot for local residents to relax and have fun in the outdoors.  It also includes places such as the Delaware Township Library and Dingmans Ferry Delaware Township Historical Society.  Now the park will have the special privilege of holding two new events in the coming weeks.

Last Wednesday saw supervisors in Delaware Township hold a regular meeting to discuss and vote on matters related to the town.  Among the matters on the agenda were granting permits for two events to be held in the park within the coming weeks.

One of the events was for The Pike County Area Agency on Aging (AAA0.  They are a public non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping senior citizens who live throughout Pike County.  Hoping to overall improve their quality of life, the agency assists senior residents with meals, social events, recreation, and in some cases home personal care.

The agency wanted to use Akenac Park for their annual picnic.  This organization has used the park in the past for this event, but hasn’t done so in quite a number of years.  The supervisors ultimately approved their request and will allow the agency to hold their picnic in Akenac Park from 8am to 2pm.

The supervisors also voted to allow Pike county United Way to hold their annual Day of Caring event in the park.  The United Way is among the biggest non-profit organizations in America, focusing on helping communities in the United States through their partnerships with schools, local governments and other organizations.

The Day of Caring is one of the organization’s biggest events.  The event is used to highlight just how much can be done through volunteerism and community service.  Akenac Park will host the event on Sept. 7 of this year.  The event will be held from 9am to 2pm on that day.

Meanwhile, supervisors accepted the resignation of a seasonal Akenac Park lifeguard, and also approved the hiring a new one for the pay rate of $10 an hour.  During the workshop portion of the meeting, the supervisors tabled a vote on a demo of a new park cabin.

Information on these two upcoming events as well as other events being held in the park will be made available on the Delaware Township website for Akenac Park.  The park is open from 8am to 7pm daily except Tuesday.