August has been declared “Backpack Snack Attack Back to School Month,” seeking to promote the well-being of all residents in the Town of Warwick. For many households food insecurity is a chronic problem and providing adequate food for children is a recurring challenge. Backpack Snack Attack is a not-for-profit outreach program of the Warwick Reformed Church, providing food on weekends and during the summer to needy children in the Town of Warwick public schools. The Town of Warwick Town Board desires to promote awareness in the community of Backpack Snack Attack’s mission to help needy children who attend its public schools. Look for the canisters in our local shops, and do what you can to support this great effort!
It is that time again for senior citizens in our Town to get their tickets to our annual Senior BBQ to be held this year on Tues., Aug. 22. This event is FREE to any senior citizen residing in the Town of Warwick, thanks to the generous donations of so many community service organizations, our Veterans’ groups, the Warwick Valley Rotary and the support of many volunteers. Our seniors will be served lunch and a complete chicken dinner, prepared by local chef, Mike Coleman, of Mike’s Custom BBQ. A fun-filled day kicks off at 11 a.m. at Union Corners Park. This event is free to any senior citizen in our Town, but you do need a ticket which can be obtained through one of our seven senior citizen organizations or by calling my office at 986-1120, ext. 241. Mark your calendars, and don’t miss this opportunity to have your community say thanks for all you have done to make this a great place to live.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy., Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Jul. 26 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.