Shrewsbury – Over 1,000 senior citizens from across the region did not let a hot and steamy afternoon keep them from enjoying the annual Senior Picnic, hosted by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis at the SAC pavilion Aug. 15.
Now a beloved tradition, the afternoon featured a barbecue, raffles, and musical performances.
The picnic, which was free for the seniors, was sponsored by the sheriff’s office with donations from many local businesses and state representatives. Teams of volunteers also manned the grills and helped to set up for the event.
Evangelidis noted that “the annual Senior Picnic is one of the great highlights of the year” and “a great way to give back to our seniors who have given so much to our communities.”