Annual Senior Barbecue held during near perfect weather at Warwick Town Park

Warwick. Community volunteers and elected officials helped serve approximately 500 guests.

Aug 28 2019 | 11:43 AM

Last year it was sunny but perhaps a little too warm.

But this time, on Tuesday August 27, approximately 500 seniors enjoyed near perfect weather with temperatures in the low 70s, great food, music and good company.

That day the Town of Warwick and the Warwick Valley Rotary hosted the annual senior barbecue at the Town's Union Corners Park.

As usual, businesses, members of Warwick Valley Rotary and other local organizations and volunteers along with Town of Warwick employees insured the success of this and previous senior barbecues.

The traditional summer picnic is billed as a "Thank you" for the contributions made by all the senior citizens of Warwick

The seniors were first served hot dogs prepared by members of the Town of Warwick Department of Public Works (DPW) and then a complete chicken dinner prepared by local chef Mike Coleman of Mike's Custom BBQ.

To make sure there was enough food to go around, there were more than 800 barbecued chickens and members of the DPW cooked an even greater number of ears of corn in a huge kettle on an open fire.

The seniors also enjoyed prizes, raffles and music.

State, county, town and village officials were all on hand to say "Hello" to all the seniors who attended the event.

During the day Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, who served as emcee, welcomed all of the elected officials and conducted the raffle.

- Roger Gavan