SCHA outlines priorities for the spring

The South Hazelton Community Association held their monthly meeting last week.

The South Hazelton Community Association held their monthly meeting last week and have decided to move forward with three projects in the coming months.

First is the development and enhancement of the local trail network that runs the length of town. There are only a few spots that require work to bring the existing trail up to a level that allows residents can ride their bikes. They are also looking at the possibility of creating a Heritage Site at the location formally known as Seelyville and have begun that process. They are looking for anyone who has any memories or information on the old dock site that the paddle wheelers used (they would unload a variety of supplies including the material needed to build the railway.)

The second project is to fix up the existing ball park in South Hazelton and address the former legion building that is now in a state of disrepair and needs to be dealt with, as well as fixing up the bleachers, dugouts and fence lines. The SHCA is looking for volunteers to come forward to help out on a few weekends throughout the spring and hope to hold a community barbecue to inspire more residents to come out and get involved with the project.

“We hope people will come for a hamburger and bring a hammer to help out,” SHCA president Julia Pierre said.

The dates and times will be announced sometime in early April.

The third project the group is working on is bringing softball back to the Hazeltons.

For many years playing ball was a part of many residents lives, said a meeting attendee.

“There always used to be a ball game going on and it used to be a lot of fun,” added Pierre

The SHCA is hoping to create two youth teams ranging in ages from 4-to-12 as well as a women’s team and two mixed teams.

They are looking for sponsors especially for the youth teams and hope to send out registration forms at the end of March. They are also looking for any parents who would like to help out with coaching or get involved in the youth team as well as any adults who would be interested in playing.

All of the above information can be found on SHCA’s newly revamped website and there is also a spot to send in comments for those who are interested or have any input and can’t make the monthly meetings. People can also send in their email addresses to be put on a list for updates. For others who may be interested, they are also looking for photos of community activities and wish for a logo to be designed. Information can be found by visiting or email

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