Saddle up for the Senior Summer Hoedown

SOUTHWICK – Grab your cowboy boots and hats, partner, and head to the Council on Aging’s Summer Country Western Hoedown.

The event is June 25 at Whalley Park Pavilion from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Instead of the annual luau, the Senior Center is trading their leis for lassos this year.

“We thought changing the summer kickoff would be fun,” said Southwick Council on Aging Director Cindy Sullivan. “The staff discussed ideas and thought a Hoedown would be great.”

Sponsored by the Southwick Fire Department, the Hoedown includes lunch and other refreshments as well as live music by Jack and His Guitar.

“We will have line dancers from our senior center taught by Clara Sanborn doing a short performance and teaching a dance or two,” said Sullivan.

A photo booth with a live pony rounds out the activities.

The cost is $3. Seniors from all communities can sign up at the Southwick Senior Center. Advance sign up is necessary, Sullivan said.

To sweeten the event, Moolicious Ice Cream will offer frosty treats to all participants.

Sullivan said cowboy attire is encouraged, but not required. While seniors from the region are invited to attend, transportation is available for Southwick residents only when reserving tickets. The Council on Aging is located in Southwick Town Hall and can be reached at 413-569-5498.


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