Warwick's annual George Washington Day picnic will be held Saturday

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:51

    Warwick - The Warwick Historical Society will hold its annual George Washington Day picnic on Saturday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in Lewis Park. Tables and chairs will be provided. Bring your own picnic. Village of Warwick’s Historian Jean Beattie May will present a talk, “Echoes of the Past on Frank Forester Square,” in which she will discuss several of the prominent men and women who lived and worked around the square between the A W Buckbee Center and Baird’s Tavern. One, for instance, was Frank Forester, author of Warwick Woodlands, who was a prominent visitor to the Wawayanda Hotel which was on the square. She also has fascinating information about Washington’s visits to Warwick and Baird’s Tavern. “If you haven’t heard Jean speak, you are in for a special treat,” according to the historical society’s Jo Hull. “She is a wealth of information and has an interesting approach to story telling.” In case of rain, the picnic and program will be in the A W Buckbee Center (the former Albert Wisner Public Library building).