Supervisor's Corner    

By Michael P. Sweeton

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Week of September 1, 2014


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The 26th Annual Senior Citizen BBQ was a rousing success.  Over 700 senior citizens from all across our Town were treated to a beautiful fun-filled day, great music, wonderful food and some nice gifts, both from the generosity of fellow seniors, as well as the many candidates running for positions this fall – all at no cost to our very deserving seniors.  This day, sponsored by the Town of Warwick and the Warwick Valley Rotary, would not be possible if not for the generosity of so many volunteers, sponsors and donations. 

First let me thank Mike Coleman of Mike’s Custom BBQ and his crew for volunteering to cook the best chicken ever.  Paul Karas from the Pioneer Restaurant was our hot dog chef, as well as coordinator for the chicken dinner assembly.  These guys have given of their time, free of charge, for the past 10 years.  Great job!  DJ Joe Urbanski kept the day lively with tunes from the 30’s to the 90’s, and Daegle Farms generously donated 900 ears of corn.  Theresa Bogdenski and the Pine Island Seniors raised over $700 to offset the costs with a 50/50 raffle.  Thanks, guys! 

Nicholas P. Lesandro, Jr. Post 214 kicked off the day by presenting our colors to a rousing version of the Star Spangled Banner.  Orange County Golf Carts provided golf carts to get our seniors to the seating areas.  The Town DPW and parks’ crew got everything set up, helped with the cooking and cleaned up the park at day’s end.  Great job by the crews!  Kathy Gerstner kept the coffee and iced tea flowing throughout the day.  The Royal Rangers, Warwick Rotary, Warwick Democrats and Republican committees all pitched in to serve. 

Vince Poloniak and Rosemarie Bastanza coordinated everything, and it came off without a hitch!  Countless service groups, local businesses and individuals contributed funds to ensure this event was cost-free to the seniors and our Town.  A special thank you to Jeff Rosenberg Land Development (successor to the Big V/ShopRite family) for his significant monetary contribution.  See you all next year!

The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.