GREENVILLE – There’s Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Children’s Day, and now there is Senior’s Day in Greenville.
Appreciative of its residents who are 55 and older, the town will roll out the red carpet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, rain or shine, to honor them with a free lunch, safety tips and blood-pressure checks.
“The selectmen and I have worked diligently to do things to attract tourists and to encourage business growth,” Greenville Town Manager John Simko said this week. “We felt the citizens of Greenville should be recognized, especially our senior population.
“This citizen’s appreciation day is a way to celebrate our seniors and to get important information out to them,” he said. Simkom noted the local business community has stepped up to assist in the effort.
Three hours of activities that center around the Steamship Katahdin and the Moosehead Marine Museum are planned. Included will be a buffet lunch served on the Katahdin courtesy of Indian Hill Trading Post and DKB’s Catering of Greenville. A lunch donation of $5 is suggested for residents between the ages of 12 and 55. Senior citizens over 55 and children under 12 can eat free of charge.
After lunch, the Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital’s Ambulance Crew will offer free blood-pressure checks and will give tours of the ambulance on site. In addition, the Greenville Fire and Police departments will have their vehicles on display and will offer safety tips of particular interest to the senior population.
Representatives from the Eastern Agency on Aging, Penquis CAP, the Lynx and Charles A. Dean Hospital and Nursing Home will answer any questions seniors may have about those services.
Tours of the Moosehead Marine Museum and the Katahdin will be available throughout the day, and if repair work on the ship has been completed, rides will be offered.
As a little bonus, drawings of donated goods and services from Greenville businesses, courtesy of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, will be held during the event.
“We hope the residents of Greenville will take part in this celebration and help us to make this a successful annual event,” Simko said.