Posted by Rachael on Aug 26th, 2014
SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis had the distinct pleasure of hosting well over 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Worcester County for the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic held on Saturday August 16th at SAC Park in Shrewsbury. This year’s Sheriff’s picnic was highly anticipated and brought out a record crowd, the largest ever in the history of the annual event.
“As Sheriff hosting the annual senior picnic is one of the biggest highlights of the year, it’s always a great honor to give back to our seniors who have given so much to their communities. It’s fantastic to see that over 1,000 seniors from across Worcester County attended today’s picnic, this is truly a special day and I am so thrilled everyone is enjoying such a wonderful afternoon of fun, food and music.” said Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis.
The picnic was sponsored by the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association including donations by many local businesses and featured a traditional BBQ menu, cash bingo, raffle prizes, complimentary gift bags and music entertainment. Over 200 volunteers were also on hand to assist with the record breaking turnout. The Sheriff also provided inmate labor to assist with the set up and break down of the highly attended event.
“Today’s senior picnic was outstanding, the Sheriff and his great team of volunteers treated us to a wonderful day of delicious food, fun, raffles and bingo. I can not thank Sheriff Evangelidis enough for hosting this wonderful event for all the seniors of Worcester County. This picnic was so much fun, I can’t remember the last time I had such a nice day.” said Auburn Resident & senior picnic attendee Irene Collins.
“With the biggest crowd ever, there was so much fun and excitement at this year’s senior picnic as Sheriff I am already looking forward to planning this event for next year.” said Evangelidis.