Edna May Spitnale watches as Roger McCague takes his turn during a shuffleboard game on Tuesday in Ottawa.  (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Edna May Spitnale watches as Roger McCague takes his turn during a shuffleboard game on Tuesday in Ottawa. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

OTTAWA —Ottawa has three shuffleboard courts that opened at Water Works Park in 1996. The original courts included benches made of recycled plastic on each end, with scoreboards on the north side.

In 2009 the village of Ottawa had the courts sanded down and repainted to improve the surface. A scout added covers for shade on each end of the court to earn his Eagle Scout Award.

This year there were three teams who played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The games usually start the first of June and finish in August. The games are played from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The participants are hoping for more teams next year.
Read about it in this week's Putnam County Sentinel.