The 31st Annual Senior Citizen BBQ was held on Aug. 27 and was a rousing success. Over 700 senior citizens from all across our Town were treated to a beautiful fun-filled day. 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.
Thank you to Mike Coleman of Mike’s Custom BBQ and his crew for volunteering to cook the best chicken ever. 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. 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. 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!
On Wed., Sept. 11, we will be honoring the victims of the horrendous attack on our Nation. The Warwick Fire Department will hold a remembrance at 6:00 p.m. by the monument in Memorial Park, and the Greenwood Lake Fire Department will hold one at 7:30 p.m. by the Greenwood Lake Firehouse. Please make time to honor those we lost.
Calling all Veterans, active military, family & friends for a free community dinner as a military family night out celebration. This event will be held on Sat., Sept. 14, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Community Center located at 11 Hamilton Ave. in Warwick. There will be a BBQ dinner, along with family games and activities. Veterans and active military call 986-6422. All are welcome! Register at www.uwdor.org/sept14bbq. Questions? Call 845-471-1900.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Sept. 4 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.