RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan and Manville senior centers hosted a rodeo March 30 that included games, horse lassoing and even chicken feed.

Lynda Augustine, manager of the Raritan Senior Center, spearheaded the rodeo and planned the activities.

“Theme events happen once a quarter,” she said. “The next one might be tea or a carnival.”

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Many of the members of the two senior centers engaged in all the different activities, trying out cowboy trivia and learning hoedown dances.

“I like the games and the music,” said Manville Senior Center member Joan Macur. “It gets people out of the house.”

Raritan Senior Center member Richard Hudnut agreed.

“I think everyone’s having fun,” he said. “And that’s the main point.”

“Sometimes there’s entertainment,” he added, chuckling. “They try to entertain us.”

Augustine said the senior center hosts events every day from 11 a.m. to noon.

“The best part about doing this is seeing them happy before they go home,” she said. “They need to be silly and have fun.”