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Cultivating opportunities for the enrichment of parks, recreation services, and facilities for the people of the Penn-Trafford community.


A Dog-Gone Good Day at Penn Township's Fall Festival
Sponsored by A1 Fotos, Judy’s Grooming, Pet Friends, Rover’s Retreat

Friends of PTARC invites you and your furry friends to have a Dog-Gone Good Day at the Penn Township Fall Festival.

Doggy Costume Contest & Parade
Dress-up your canine kid and come to the Fall Festival Main Stage at 12:30 pm to register for judging at 1:00 pm, then parade through the Fall Festival grounds to the Dog Park where a Doggy Festival will take place. Enjoy the new dog park as well as dog treat stacking, dog agility course, pet adoption opportunities, dog obedience information, and all things canine!

Location: Penn Township Municipal Park
Day & Time: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $5 per dog for the Costume Contest
Festival activity fees vary.

Wine Tasting Extravaganza - Ages 21 & up

Sample award winning wines with complimenting hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts.

Location: Greenhouse Winery, 10828 Guffey-Rillton Road, Rillton
Day & Time: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm
Donation: $25 per person
Call 724-744-2171 ext. 205 or 204 for information and tickets.


Linda Novak and Marti Antonella, Friends of PTARC Board Members present Larry Harrison, Penn Township Recreation Commission president with a check in the amount of $10,000 to be used toward the Penn Township Municipal Park Phase 2 Development project which includes new playground equipment, a new basketball court, new tennis court, new volleyball court, and handicapped accessibility.


Who Are We? Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission is a non-profit, tax-exempt Pennsylvania corporation created to provide funding for community organizations, including the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission, to support community projects, recreational programs and activities, and community development projects.

What Do We Do? Friends of PTARC's goal is to raise funds to renovate existing parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area and develop new parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area.

In 2011, Friends of PTARC replaced the roof on the PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center at a cost of $15,000.


How Can You Help? Friends of PTARC is asking community-minded organizations and individuals to donate funds, materials, labor, and/or their time to assist in the completion of these projects.

Why Should You Help? Parks and recreation facilities provide:

  • Places for families to hold birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, and anniversary celebrations.
  • Facilities for parents and caregivers to take pre-school children for fun activities and early childhood education.
  • Places for after-school activities, club meetings, fitness, nature, and fun activities for school-aged children.
  • Facilities for life-long learning, fitness, and wellness activities for adults.
  • Places for seniors to gather, socialize, and participate in activities and exercise.

Who Should I Contact? To help or attain more information, please contact Cheryl Kemerer, Executive Director at 724-744-2171 ext. 205.

Public Meetings: Regular meetings of Friends of PTARC are held on the second Monday of every other month at 7:00 pm in the Penn Township Municipal Building.

Board of Directors: Linda Iams (chair), Alexandra Zemba (vice-chair), Marti Antonella (secretary), Linda Iams (treasurer), Gail Follador, Michael Ginsburg, Linda Novak, Celest Roof

Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission
2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636
Cheryl Kemerer, Executive Director, 724-744-2171, ext. 205

Got A Buck for the Recreation Center?

If every resident of the Penn-Trafford School District gave $1, we can raise $26,083 to go toward the renovation of the PTARC Recreation Center in Level Green. Just add $1 to your program registration fee.

Please give a $Buck$!

Or, donate using our PTARC/Shelley Proskin Recreation Center Pledge Form.


Gary Proskin donates $25,000 in cash, materials and labor to name the former library/kindergarten building in Level Green the “PTARC/Shelley Proskin Recreation Center”.

The upper level of the building which contains a large multi-purpose room, kitchen, bathrooms, and offices will open June 12, 2006!

The Ralph Hiller Company donated office furniture to assist with the initial furnishing of the PTARC Recreation Center.

Keystone Premium Floor Coverings donated the installation of the VCT tile, linoleum flooring, and carpeting in the upper level of the PTARC Recreation Center.

With the continued support of community-minded businesses and individuals, the upper level of the PTARC Recreation Center should be ready to open in June 2006!

Landscaping donated by JPS Landscaping,
Valley Club Drive, Irwin



Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC), 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636  • 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  •  724-744-2171, ext. 205 or 204