GALION — Get out and have some fun!
That’s the message attached to a Crawford County Council on Aging program next week at Heise Park.
The agency is throwing a Picnic in the Park on Friday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the shelter house next to the baseball field in the park.
“We are looking at ways to get our seniors out and about a little more, to meet others, to get out of the house, to play some games,” said Paige Saterfield, the council’s activities coordinator. “This is a new program. We started in April. The idea is to give some of our seniors a chance to get out and socialize a little bit.”
But the picnic is not just for seniors.
“A lot of seniors do some baby-sitting, or if their own kids want to come along, that’s OK,” Saterfield said. “We didn’t just want to limit it to seniors. If the kids coming along make them more apt to join us, that’s a good thing.”
Anyone planning to come to the picnic should bring a lawn chair. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased in advance, at the Council on Aging office, 200 S. Spring St. in Bucyrus, or you can call Saterfield at 419-562-3050and put your name on the list to attend. A ticket will be needed at the picnic to eat.
“We will provide the food, drinks and music” Saterfield said.
There will be games to play, including cornhole, Yard Yahtzee, Yard Dominos, Ladderball, badminton, and more.
If transportation is needed, you have until Tuesday to make arrangments through the Council on Aging, which can provide rides to and from the picnic.
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