Mayfest Picnic Friday at Troy Rec Center

Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 14, 2015

The 2015 Mayfest Picnic will be all about senior adults.

All adults ages 60 and over, who live in Pike and adjoining counties, are invited to participate in the 2015 Mayfest Picnic from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at the Troy Recreation Center.

The Mayfest Picnic is held in honor of Older Americans Month and is sponsored by the South Central Alabama Development Commission Area Agency on Aging for senior adults in Pike, Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes and Macon counties.

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“You don’t have to be a participant in a senior program to attend the Mayfest Picnic,” said Shelia Deveridge, Troy Nutrition Center director. “If you are 60 years and older, you are invited.”

Deveridge said as many as 800 senior adults are expected to attend the Mayfest Picnic.

Tonya Terry, WSFA news anchor, will be the guest speaker for the event. Terry will speak to the seniors at 9:30 a.m.

“We are looking forward to having Tonya back home to speak to our senior adults,” Deveridge said.

The Mayfest activities will include a talent show and a hat walk.

“We have a lot of talented seniors in our area and the talent show should be outstanding,” Deveridge said. “The hat walk will be a lot of fun, too. Everyone is invited to create a hat, bring it along and be in the hat walk.”

Choirs from different senior centers will perform and there will be games to play that are especially for senior adults.

“Booths will be set up that will provide information about health issues affecting seniors and services that are of benefit to them,” Deveridge said. We hope everyone will take advantage of these opportunities to know more.”

The seniors will be treated to a hamburger cookout at lunch and door prizes will be given.

“Mayfest will be a great day to celebrate Older Americans Month,” Deveridge said. “I encourage all seniors in Pike County to come and enjoy the day that is designed especially for them. Admission and all the fun are free.”