Old Home Day Senior Night a success

To the editor:

This years’ picnic was a huge success with approximately 162 seniors enjoying the activities and barbecue, The evening started with bingo with many prizes awarded to the lucky winners. The games were followed by a wonderful barbecue meal consisting of fresh fruit cups, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, pickles, potato chips, ice cream and home baked chocolate chip cookies. The meal was followed up with a raffle of the 27 centerpieces that adorned each table.

Of course this could not have taken place without the assistance from our volunteers. I would like to thank the following people for their help in getting the Old Home Day Senior Night Picnic off the ground — Julie and Dave Gasper, Carlene and Paul Lajoie, Laurie Renke, Bonnie Ritvo, Lois Soucy and Barbara and Dave Whitesell. There was no hesitation on their part to come to me asking how they could help. We all loaded their cars with supplies and caravanned up to the Lions’ Pavilion.

These wonderful volunteers from the Londonderry Senior Center, helped in numerous ways from creating table numbers and menus, help with making up all of the condiment and fruit cups to the actual set up of tables and chairs. They also covered all of the tables under the pavilion and tents with tablecloths and fresh floral centerpieces.

I also want to thank the members of the Lions organization and members of the Londonderry Police Department who volunteered to cook and serve for the picnic. I truly appreciate everyone’s assistance and passion. If not for the help of these special people, this event would not have come together as well as it did.


Catherine Blash

Londonderry Senior Affairs Director



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