Tuesday, August 07, 2001

Picnic to draw seniors, politicians

Bingo, dancing, trivia contest on tap

By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MELBOURNE — It will take more than predicted low-90-degree temperatures to keep the politicians and seniors away from Campbell County's annual Senior Citizens' Picnic on Wednesday.

        A crowd of more than 1,000, including many elected officials and political candidates, is expected for the daylong picnicjust east of Melbourne in Ed Pendery Park on Ky. 8.

        “You definitely want to be there,” said Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass, a Cold Spring Democrat.

        “It's great to see a lot of the people you haven't seen in awhile, but it's also good because the people who go to the picnic will tell you what they're thinking,” said Mr. Snodgrass, who like other county, state and federal officials, is up for re-election next year.

        “So if you pay attention, you can get some useful information,” he said.

        Among those scheduled to attend this year's picnic are Gov. Paul Patton and Lt. Gov. Steve Henry.

        The picnic will be from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 and available the day of the picnic at Pendery Park. Included in the price of admission is lunch, dinner, drinks and music.

        The event is open to people 60 years of age and older. Spouses who are younger than 60 also may attend.

        Bingo, a trivia contest and dancing also will be featured.

        Transportation is available from nine locations. For more information call 292-3838, Ext. 33.


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