On Sun., July 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. the Annual George Washington Day Celebration will be held at Lewis Park on Main St. in the Village of Warwick. 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 many new activities such as a silver dollar toss, a pie eating contest (cherry of course), a cherry pit spitting contest, and a scavenger hunt. Colonial games such as hoops and sticks, sack races, storytelling, hat making, candle dipping and other fun crafts will also be offered. Gift certificates for ice cream cones at Bellvale Creamery will be given to children 12 and under.
Come early and bring a picnic! United Cheesesteaks of America and the Ford Freezer food trucks will be on site as well!
This event, sponsored by the Warwick Historical Society, in partnership with the Hathorn Society, is free and open to the public.
Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage. The Society is a private non-profit organization that received no tax money and relies solely on individual contribution.
For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, call 986-3236, ext. 106 or visit www.whsny.org.