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The Times
  • Herkimer Co. senior citizens turnout for annual picnic

  •  The 2012 Herkimer County Senior Citizens’ Picnic took place Thursday at the county fairgrounds in Frankfort.

    Herkimer County Sheriff Christopher Farber, who was listed among the event’s sponsors, said the picnic is a fun day for senior citizens to come out and enjoy themselves. He also noted Congressman Richard Hanna declared June 14 as Senior Citizen Day in Herkimer County.

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  • The 2012 Herkimer County Senior Citizens’ Picnic took place Thursday at the county fairgrounds in Frankfort.
    Herkimer County Sheriff Christopher Farber, who was listed among the event’s sponsors, said the picnic is a fun day for senior citizens to come out and enjoy themselves. He also noted Congressman Richard Hanna declared June 14 as Senior Citizen Day in Herkimer County.
    In honor of Flag Day, an Army Reserve Color Guard presented the senior citizens with a ceremony. The seniors joined in to sing “God Bless America” and other patriotic songs while waving American flags donated by Sheriff Farber and Acting Herkimer County District Attorney Jeff Carpenter.
    When seniors arrived at the fairgrounds they were given gift bags full of goodies, raffle tickets and were offered a breakfast of doughnuts and coffee. Herkimer County Family Court Judge John Brennan donated the doughnuts to go with the coffee donated by the county.
    The Knight Spot in Frankfort provided lunch and donated ice cream was served to all for desert.
    The picnic also featured door prizes and prizes for bingo winners. Prizes included gift certificates, wine, flower baskets and scratch-off lottery tickets. Redco Foods of Little Falls also donated Salada Tea and mugs. All the prizes given were donated by volunteers and merchants.
    About 650 senior citizens were in attendance Thursday.
    “It really is a nice turn out and thanks to the provided transpiration any senior citizen in Herkimer County could attend the free event, even if they did not have a means of transport,” said Dorothy Massinger, of the Herkimer County Department of Social Services.
    Freda Eaker and Brenda Brice said they have attended the picnic for five years.
    Eaker said, “Every year is a good time. This year I won a door prize.”
    Dominick Ceccoi, of Little Falls, said the picnic is a good time had by all.
    “I really enjoyed seeing everyone,”
    “It’s my first year at the picnic,” said Bev Muthig. “It’s been very nice and I love playing bingo.”
    The Advisory Council of the Herkimer County Office for the Aging also presented their annual senior awards at the picnic. The recipients selected by the council were Joanne Amato, of Frankfort, for the Senior Citizen of the Year Award and Darryl Grubner, of East Herkimer, for the Outstanding Contribution Award.
    Herkimer County Clerk Sylvia Rowan said the picnic had a wonderful turnout.
    “The services who donated were wonderful, everything went smooth and the variety of food was great. Overall the picnic has been a success,” she said.
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