Tommy Mann Jr.

For The Record

An event known for its celebration of community and for its fellowship returns this Labor Day.

The 18th Annual Senior Citizen Labor Day Picnic will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5, at the Family Worship Center complex, which is located at 2300 41st St. in Pinehurst. The event will feature food, music, prizes and lots of familiar faces. Best of all it is free of charge.

“This is such a great event for the community,” said Robbie Hood, City Administrator for the City of Pinehurst, which hosts the annual event. “It’s a senior citizen event, but not just for those who live in Pinehurst, but for all of Orange County.”

Hood said the event has continually grown in popularity through the years and is now attended annually by several hundred people.

“This event is very popular because a lot of people get a chance to catch up with people they haven’t seen in some time,” Hood added. “There are people who use this holiday as an opportunity to come back to town and visit old friends and family, and this just adds to the memories.”

Parking will be available at the church complex but is limited. Additional parking will be available at Sabine Federal Credit Union with shuttle service transporting guests back and forth between the complex and credit union.

The event is a true celebration of community because it is the community which helps support this annual Labor Day picnic through donations, including the meal which is catered by Robert’s Meat Market and Restaurant, as well as the prizes which are donated by local businesses. An always popular prize which is given away is a rocking chair.

Music is always a big part of the Senior Citizen Labor Day Picnic and this year’s musical attraction is the Back N Tyme Band.

This year’s guest speaker will be John Zerko, a long-time councilmember and resident of the City of Pinehurst, who will present a brief history on the City of Pinehurst to guests in attendance.

Call 409-886-3873 for more information about this event.