Great food, music and company

About 600 people attend annual senior barbecue held at Warwick Town Park


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  • Photos by Roger Gavan The National Weather Service had issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, August 22, but that didn’t stop approximately 600 seniors from enjoying great food, music and good company during the annual senior barbecue at the Town’s Union Corners Park.




  • Preparing to serve the feast.




  • The Town of Warwick and the Warwick Valley Rotary, some of whose members are pictured here, hosted the annual senior barbecue at the Town’s Union Corners Park.




  • Ready to serve.




  • Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton calls out the winning numbers for prizes donated by local businesses.



WARWICK — The National Weather Service had issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, Aug. 22, but that didn't stop approximately 600 seniors from enjoying great food, music and good company.

That day the Town of Warwick and the Warwick Valley Rotary hosted the annual senior barbecue at the Town's Union Corners Park.

Thanks to Jeff Rosenberg of Big V Properties, tickets for the 2017 Senior BBQ were available free of charge to any senior citizen in the Town of Warwick.

As usual, his generosity and that of other businesses, members of Warwick Valley Rotary, local organizations and many other volunteers along with Town of Warwick employees was instrumental in the success of this and previous senior barbecues.

The traditional summer picnic is billed as a "Thank you," for the significant contributions made by all the senior citizens of Warwick.

To make sure there was enough food to go around, employees of the Town of Warwick Department of Public Works barbecued over 800 chickens and cooked an even greater number of ears of corn in a huge kettle on an open fire.

It was another fun day, where community volunteers and elected officials prepared and helped serve a hot dog lunch, full chicken dinner, and dessert. The seniors also enjoyed prizes, raffles and music.

State, county, town and village officials were all on hand to say, "Hello," to all the seniors who attended the event.

During the day Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, who served as emcee, introduced all of the elected officials and conducted the raffle.

Then Sweeton put his gloves back on to help fill the trays of chicken dinners with fresh corn on the cob.

- Roger Gavan




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