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Worcester County Seniors Celebrated at Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic

Write your article here..Over 1,000 Senior Citizens Attend Drive-Thru Picnic

On Saturday, June 8th, over 1,000 seniors from across Worcester County filtered through SAC Park in Shrewsbury to receive their FREE barbeque lunch provided by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Association. 

Sheriff Evangelidis and his teams have been celebrating the senior citizens of Worcester County for over a decade. Each summer, a team of over 100 volunteers is assembled to serve seniors barbecue boxed lunches and to hand out raffle giveaways, goodie bags, scratch tickets, Chick-fil-A gift cards, and much more.

 For many seniors, the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic signifies the start of summer and is a highly anticipated event.

 The Sheriff’s Office receives support and donations from local companies and organizations such as Table Talk Pies, Dimitria Delights, the Massachusetts State Lottery, Polar Beverage, Atlas Distributing, Chick-fil-A Worcester, Chick-fil-A Westborough, and Automatic Rolls of New England.

 “It doesn’t get much better than this,” commented Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis as he stood among the cars navigating the Senior Picnic Drive-Thru. “We strive to deliver the best experience possible for attendees. Our incredible volunteers make this event possible, and I couldn’t be any more pleased with the turnout this year. I enjoy reconnecting with friends and familiar faces from all over Worcester County.”

 This year, the picnic was sponsored by the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association and community partners such as CareOne at Millbury, The Overlook, Christopher Heights Assisted Living, The Gun Parlor, Mercadante Funeral Home, the Worcester Red Sox, McCarty Companies, the Massachusetts State Lottery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and many other organizations.

 A special thank you to the students and staff from Worcester Technical High School for volunteering their time to help make the day memorable for attendees.