Sheriff Evangelidis stops to say hello to (from left to right) Auburn residents Irene Collins and Joan Cicio during the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic held recently on August 15th at SAC Park in Shrewsbury (Submitted photo)

Sheriff Evangelidis stops to say hello to (from left to right) Auburn residents Irene Collins and Joan Cicio during the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic held recently on August 15th at SAC Park in Shrewsbury (Submitted photo)

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis had the distinct pleasure of hosting well over 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Worcester County for the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic held on Saturday August 15th at SAC Park in Shrewsbury. The Sheriff’s picnic has become a highly anticipated and beloved annual event for the county’s senior community and despite this year’s high heat and record temperature brought out a record crowd. “As Sheriff hosting the annual senior picnic is one of the biggest highlights of the year, it’s always a great honor to give back to our seniors who have given so much to their communities. It’s fantastic to see that over 1,000 seniors from across Worcester County attended today’s picnic, this is truly a special day and I am so thrilled everyone enjoyed such a wonderful afternoon of fun, food and music.” said Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis.

The picnic was sponsored by the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association including donations by many local businesses and featured a traditional BBQ menu, cash bingo, raffle prizes, complimentary gift bags and music entertainment. Over 200 volunteers were also on hand to assist with the record breaking turnout. The Sheriff also provided inmate labor to assist with the set up and break down of the highly attended event.

“Today’s senior picnic was outstanding, the Sheriff and his great team of volunteers treated us to a wonderful day of delicious food, fun, raffles and bingo. I can not thank Sheriff Evangelidis enough for hosting this wonderful event for all the seniors of Worcester County. This picnic is so much fun, I look forward to it every year.” said Senior Picnic attendee, Irene Collins of Auburn, MA.

“With the biggest crowd ever, there was so much fun and excitement at this year’s senior picnic as Sheriff I am already looking forward to planning this event for next year.” said Evangelidis.