Hoosick Armory happenings

A wedding, a job fair, a maker’s market, a dinner-and-dance benefit for Immaculate Conception Church, a successful Hoosick History Day with trolley shuttles back and forth from the Armory to the Bennington Battlefield – these were some of the events held at the Hoosick Armory this spring.

But among those varied uses, one stands out, and that’s pickleball. Its numbers continue to grow. And Hoosick Falls pickleball is about to become even more popular with the club’s new policy: The Armory’s Perry Room facilities will soon be available for rental to teams of evenly matched players.

While anyone who wants to play can continue to enjoy the sport and social aspects of pickleball six days a week at the Armory, pickleheads looking for a real test of their skills will be able to sign up to play with especially talented teams. Look for more information coming soon on the Pickleball Planner at hoosickarmory.org.

It takes a lot of time and money to keep the Armory going. Amazingly, it is all done with rental fees, grants, generous donations and lots of volunteer hours.

The Armory receives no dedicated federal, state or local funds.

All volunteers and skill sets are needed.

If interested, contact the Armory through board secretary Shelly Stiles at [email protected].