Herkimer County held our Senior Citizens Picnic on June 22, 2022. This picnic was organized with the help of all Herkimer county departments and it was an all-hands-on-deck approach. We had a great turnout for the event and over 250 people participated.
The participants that signed up were provided a chicken meal from KFC and an opportunity to play bingo in person for the first time in over 2 years!! There were many lively sessions of Bingo and a lot of fun was had by all! The prizes were donated by legislators, county employees, the county administration, community members, and many, MANY local businesses. We would like to thank all of those who donated gift cards and gifts for this event. We need to continue to support our local businesses, they are the heart of our communities! The prizes that were donated were valued at over $20,000. One business, in particular, Tractor Supply, went above and beyond and donated over $15,000 worth of merchandise alone!! We could not be more thankful and humbled by our community support.
A very special thank you to our National Anthem singer, Madison Congdon- she has shared her lovely singing voice with us for two years in a row now. With the help of all involved, our Senior Picnic 2022 was a great success! Thank you, everyone!