Puppets in the park

The WCA is sponsoring Restoring the Waters Puppet Theater’s premiere of A Tree Called Once. The free outdoor performance will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23 at the WCA’s Timmy Patten Park on Tannery Pond on Shindagan Road.

Caroline Fairless and Jim Sims founded the puppet theater and this is their third production on Tannery Pond. In this new, original performance, a tree called Once holds the memory, energy and spirit of extinct and endangered creatures. The 35-minute show features music and humor and includes audience participation. A community effort, Wilmot residents of all ages are starring in and contributing to the show. Nicole Densmore and Sims will provide music throughout the performance.

Attendees are welcome to stay after the show and enjoy a swim or a bring-your-own picnic.

Rain date for the performance is Sunday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the park.

Magical Construction at Timmy Patten Park

Timmy Patten Park was a major construction zone on July 12 when a crew of more than 50 kids came out to build houses for their favorite fairies and gnomes.

The fun began around 5:30 p.m. Mary Kulacz of Wilmot put together and ran the program along with Wilmot librarian, Michelle Travis. Both were delighted with the enthusiastic turnout. Mary said, “The weather was perfect and it was great fun. The children were very creative.” Michelle agreed, adding, “We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all the families that joined in.” Many families stayed to enjoy the playground and picnic as well as kyak and swim in Tannery Pond.

The newly refurbished slide was a definite favorite!

The event was co-sponsored by the Wilmot Community Association (WCA) and the Wilmot Public Library (WPL). It was free to one and all. Construction materials were provided.

The WCA board thanks our volunteer beach cleanup crew

Once again, Rachel Seamans gathered up a great crew to get Timmy Patten Park ready for summer. The group made short work of the annual cleanup at the playground and beach on Tannery Pond. The docks are installed and the boats are ready for fun thanks to Adam Glass, Justin Ferren, Matt Seamans and Dave Zuger. Donna Miller and Rachel went to work with rakes and cleared the beach of piles and piles of pine cones.

We are always happy to have local students volunteer. Kearsarge high school students Russell Mellott and Max Brown were welcome additions. Russell and his dad, Henry, went to work with their rakes. Max and his father, also Max, repaired picnic tables.

We are delighted to thank Jay Aubertin for updating the slide. Changing safety codes threatened to make our classic playground slide obsolete. A fan favorite to kids (and quite a few parents), we are delighted that it is now ready for play.

Finally, a note about dogs. You are welcome to bring your dog to the park before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. We ask you to keep your dog on leash, especially if there are other visitors and dogs in the park. Finally, please pick up after your dog. There are bags and a trash can with a tight fitting lid available.

Thank you  and happy summer to all,

Ann, Adam, Donna, Amber, De and Rachel
WCA Board of Directors

Thanks a million! The WCA playground and beach are ready for action!


The WCA’s Timothy Patten Park is looking spiffy and ready for fun. A fantastic crew of volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, April 29 hard at work. The beach and playground have been raked and the docks are out.

The WCA is grateful to the small but hardy group of volunteers who gave up their morning to get the playground and beach ready for summer. A huge thank you goes out to Rachel Seamans who organized the cleanup event.“It was a great morning.” said Rachel, “The black flies were still asleep but the sun was out.” She was ably assisted by family and friends, including:

Justin Ferren

Darlene Hoyt

Mindy Miller

Matthew Seamans and

David Zuger.

The WCA is always happy to help local high school and middle school students earn their community hours. Kearsarge Regional High School students

Carla Hoyt, and Lela Henskens

joined the crew.

The smallest helper was Rachel’s grandson Ryan.

Additional thanks go out to the Town of Wilmot for sweeping out the parking lot and to Tom and Arthur Miller from C.A. Miller Plumbing for getting the water turned on and restrooms ready.

Timothy Patten Park is open to WCA members and their guests and Wilmot residents.

Aloha Wilmot Luau & Talent Show

It’s Waikiki meets America’s Got Talent with the Aloha Wilmot Luau & Talent Show! We’ll provide the make-your-own sundaes – you provide the talent.death_by_chocolate_sauce_03

Spread the word! It’s going to be a great afternoon!  The fun starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 at Timothy Patten Park on Shindagan Road in Wilmot. No one will want to miss this FREE Summer Fun! Grab your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, lawn chairs, friends and family and come to the beach!

When the ice cream is gone, there will be hula dancing and limbo to warm you up and then it’s on with the show!

Get your act together and join the fun! Whether you sing, dance, do a trick, tell jokes or juggle – there is a spot for you at the Talent Show. It’s all very informal – no advanced sign-up. Show up at the Luau and put your name on the list to participate. When it’s your turn to perform, the emcee will announce your name and act.

We need your help! We’d like to use the raft for a stage. Email us if you can help us by hauling it out of the water.

The Luau is jointly sponsored by the WCA, the Wilmot Public Library, and W.O.W. You can learn more on YCN Now. Check W.O.W.’s Facebook page for updated information and watch to see where the pair of Luau parrots, Ziggy and Zelda, roost next.

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Questions? Give the WCA a call at 526-7934 or email us for more information.

In the case of rain, the party will move to the WCA Red Barn on Village Road.

New Docks at Timothy Patten Park

Just in time for summer – new docks were installed at Timothy Patten Park on May 25!
Rachel Seamans, Judy Hauck, Lindy Heim, Ann Davis, Craig Heim, John Monto, Marc Davis, David Zuger, and Justin Ferren spent the afternoon unloading and assembling the new docks.

Stop by the park and check them out. They’re awesome!WCA_Dock_Install_01


John Monto, Rachel Seams and Dave Zuger sort through the posts.





Dave Zuger and Marc Davis put the dock frame together.






Marc Davis and Ann Davis line up the dock decking.

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Judy Hauck totes more decking.




Thank you team!