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Tickets are on sale for Senior Citizen Picnic - “Philly, Philly” is this year’s theme

(West Deptford, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that the Annual Senior Citizen Picnic will be held on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park.  The rain date is Sept. 18. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said that this year's theme is "Philly, Philly" and that seniors attending are encouraged to wear their favorite Philadelphia sports team gear. 

Damminger said, "The Senior Picnic is always a great event.  The seniors have a great time, they dance, have lunch and learn about services and programs that are available in a fun venue.  It is a true tradition." 

Lunch, music, live entertainment and dance contests will be presented throughout the day.

The event will feature a dunk tank and seniors can take a shot to dunk Freeholder Jim Jefferson in the water tank. 

In keeping with the "Philly" theme, Philly pretzels, ice cream and water ice will be available.    

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Division of Senior Services said, "Our staff services thousands of seniors a year and the picnic provides a day that is fun, social and educational. About 1,200 seniors attend the event each year and it is great for everyone to see old friends and meet new ones too. And, they get to throw a ball and get a chance at dunking me." 

Jefferson said that Gloucester County is home to 51,470 residents aged 60 and older. 

The picnic is open to residents 60 years and older. Tickets are $2.00 each and are available at the Division of Senior Services at 115 Budd Blvd, West Deptford and the county's six nutrition sites. The ticket price helps defray the cost of the event, which is funded with the Title III Older Americans Act area grant. 

For additional information, please contact the Division of Senior Services at 856-384-6900. 

The Nutrition sites are CLOSED the day of the picnic.