The Warwick Historical Society will host its annual George Washington Day Celebration on Sun., Jul. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Lewis Park, located on Main St. adjacent to the Old School Baptist Meeting House. This popular summer event marks the General’s visit to Warwick with his troops as he traveled on King’s Highway between Newburgh, NY and Morristown, NJ.
This year, the community celebration will feature lots of fun, family-friendly activities such as a silver dollar toss and a pie eating contest (cherry of course). Colonial games such as hoops and stick and sack races, candle dipping and other fun crafts will also be offered. Gift certificates for ice cream cones at the Bellvale Creamery will be given to children aged 12 and under who complete the History Passport.
Once again the Society will partner with the Hathorn Society to offer authentic colonial crafts and games. Visitors are invited to come early, bring a picnic and enjoy the day in park. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, call 986-3236, ext. 106 or visit www.whsny.org.