The 30th Annual Senior Citizen BBQ was a rousing success. Over 700 senior citizens from all across our Town were treated to a beautiful fun-filled day, great music, wonderful food and some nice gifts – all at no cost to our very deserving seniors. This day, sponsored by the Town of Warwick and the Warwick Valley Rotary, would not be possible if not for the generosity of so many volunteers, sponsors and donations. First let me thank Mike Coleman of Mike’s Custom BBQ and his crew for volunteering to cook the best chicken ever. Paul Karas, Executive Chef from Fetch, was our hot dog chef. These guys have given of their time, free of charge. Great job! DJ Joe Urbanski kept the day lively with tunes from the 30’s to the 90’s, and Daegle Farms generously donated the ears of corn. Thanks, guys!
Nicholas P. Lesandro, Jr. Post 214 kicked off the day by presenting our colors to a rousing version of the Star Spangled Banner. Jan Jansen provided golf carts to get our seniors to the seating areas. The Town DPW and parks’ crew got everything set up, helped with the cooking and cleaned up the park at day’s end. Great job by the crews! Kathy Gerstner kept the coffee and iced tea flowing throughout the day. Countless organizations all pitched in to serve. Vince Poloniak, Bob Scott and Rosemarie Bastanza coordinated everything, and it came off without a hitch! Countless service groups, local businesses and individuals contributed funds to ensure this event was cost-free to the seniors and our Town. A special thank you to Jeff Rosenberg Land Development (successor to the Big V/ShopRite family) for his significant monetary contribution. See you all next year!
If something is broken, why not bring it to the Repair Café to be held on Sat., Sept. 15 at the Senior Center behind Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy. The Repair Café will begin at 10 a.m., and the last repair will be accepted at 1:30 p.m. Limit two items per person. At the Repair Café you’ll find tools and supplies to help make repairs to wooden furniture, small appliances, electronics, & housewares, clothes & textiles, lamps & lighting, crockery, toys and more. You’ll also find “repair coaches”, such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics, knife and tool sharpeners, and all-purpose fix-it pros with superior technical skills. Visit http://www.repaircafehv.org/#welcome1 or www.sustainablewarwick.org for more information about the Repair Café concept.
A continuation of the Public Hearing for a proposed cell tower location at Warwick Valley Office and Technology Corporate Park will be held on Mon., Sept. 10 at 7:15 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Mon., Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
The above The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, will be published in the August 29 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.