The West Hartford Senior Centers Picnic returned in 2022 after a few years of COVID-19 cancellations.
Member of the West Hartford Senior Centers were thrilled to attend the West Hartford Senior Centers Picnic after a few years without it. The weather outside was sunny and hot, but attendees were kept cool inside the air conditioned Town Hall auditorium.
This was the first Senior Picnic since 2019 due to COVID-19, but everyone was excited to bring it back. The West Hartford Police Department fired up the grill around 11 a.m. to prepare hot dogs, hamburgers, and cheeseburgers for all the attendees.
Guests began arriving around 11:30 a.m. for the 12 o’clock start of the event. Once seated, the director of the West Hartford Senior Center, Rebecca Sears, welcomed everyone and introduced the opening entertainer, Claire Taylor. Taylor is a vocal performance major and music composition minor at the Hartt School in West Hartford, and began the event by singing the National Anthem as well as a few musical theater songs.
Next, the Survivor’s Swing Band took the reins with a variety of Swing-era music while guests ate and danced the afternoon away. Mayor Shari Cantor, Town Manager Rick Ledwith, Chief of Police Vernon Riddick Jr., and Fire Chief Greg Priest were also in attendance and chatted with guests. After lunch, an ice cream truck sponsored by Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation arrived to provide delicious cold treats for attendees.
The event was attended by over 150 guests and was a welcome returning tradition for seniors in the West Hartford community.
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