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Parks & Recreation Senior Center of Sidney- Shelby County

Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County
304 South West Avenue
Sidney, OH. 45365









Parks and Recreation Director:
Duane Gaier
Phone: (937) 498-8105
Fax: (937) 498-8109

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor:
Jim Heuing
Phone: (937) 498-8156

Recreation Specialist:
Jennie Rogers
Phone: (937) 498-8155

Park Ranger:
Justin Aselage
Phone: (937) 498-2335 (Ext. 8455)


A lovely notable building in downtown Sidney with varied meeting rooms and banquet facilities available. Rooms are able to accommodate your small group of 5 or up to 400 people in the Cameo Theatre. The Cameo Theatre room features a stage with dressing area, vaulted ceilings, large kitchen and hard wood floors.

Please contact Executive Director, Eileen Wiseman for specific fee schedules. Discount prices are available to members of the Senior Center.

The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County
Phone: 937.492.5266
Fax: 937.492.2134

In 1912, the City of Sidney purchased the property located at 304 South West Avenue for $1800.00 in anticipation of the Ohio National Guard building an armory in this location. February of the following year, Company, 3rd Infantry, Ohio National Guard, stationed in Sidney received  a letter approving the funds to build the armory. It was the fourth of five armories built in Ohio in 1913.

The city again purchased the property and building in 1968 from the State for $18,000.00. They then leased the building to the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA until 1974, when the Y opened the current building on Parkwood Avenue.

The Monarch Machine Tool Company took ownership in 1975, renovated the building and used the facility for company functions.

In January of 1997, the City again purchased the Cameo Theater, and changed the name to the Monarch Community Center; it was leased to the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County that same year. The Senior Center was opened on September 9, 1997 and is the home of the Senior's from Shelby County. It is maintained by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.





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