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Tickets available for countywide senior summer picnic

The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging will be holding its Senior Picnic at Midway State Park, 4859 Route 430 in Bemus Point, again this year. It will be held on Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large pavilion right down by beautiful Chautauqua Lake.

Tickets are an $8 non-refundable contribution, and will only be available until July 5. Take out dinners on the day of the picnic are prohibited for food safety reasons.

There will be Bingo at 10:30 a.m. and 50-50 tickets will also be sold. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. with live music from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. From 1:30 to 2 p.m. many wonderful door prizes will be given away along with the six cash 50-50 prizes.

The menu for the day is: a chicken BBQ by All-American Barbeque & Catering of Jamestown, with baked beans, potato salad, roll, watermelon, and dessert. A snack will also be provided during Bingo and there is full access to lemonade, water and coffee for the day.

“This picnic has become a favorite summer event for many seniors throughout the county,” said Becky Blum, RN, Office for the Aging Senior Nutrition Program Director. “I often hear comments from those who have been to one of our picnics telling others, ‘If you come, you’ll never miss another one.'”

For tickets, contact the Office for the Aging in Mayville at 753-4471, in Dunkirk at 363-3865, or in Jamestown at 661-8940. OFA staff will also be attending many of the Senior Club meetings in May and June to distribute tickets.

The Office for the Aging also will be accepting can soup donations for its Christmas shut-in baskets. Anyone bringing a soup donation will be entered into a special prize drawing.

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