NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley seniors enjoyed food, games and good music at the Parks and Recreation’s annual May Day Celebration Sunday, May 6.
Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci went table to table greeting the 200 or so seniors. Linda Hamilton, recreation leader, made sure all the seniors were taken care of at the event. Many volunteers were on hand to serve seniors who needed assistance.
Tucci said, “You are the absolute best. No matter what people say, what people do, there is no place like home and that home is Nutley.”
Tucci said suggestions for improving the parks department activities are always welcome. “We are here to serve you,” he said.
Resident Rosemarie Sellari said in an interview, “These people are wonderful. I worked with these people for many years and they are the best.”
Food and beverages were donated by Ralph’s Pizzeria, Mamma Vittoria Catering, Nutley Park ShopRite, Ultimate Entertainment, S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home Inc., Nutley Rotary, CSR Group, Dibiasi & Rinaldi LLC, James and Annette Franklin MD. Food included chef salad, sausage and peppers, chicken franchaise, eggplant rolatini, penne vodka, roasted potatoes, string beans with garlic. A strawberry sheet cake was served for dessert.
Door prizes, 50/50 drawings were raffled off. Residents at each table also had a chance to win the center piece a flower plant.
Many people moved onto the dance floor, line dancing to most the tunes including Margaritaville and, of course, the “Electric Boogie.” Songs also included the classics “Runaround Sue,” “Sweet Caroline” and “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” and “The Twist.”
The next senior trip scheduled by the Department of Parks and Recreation will be a day trip to Point Pleasant Boardwalk Monday, June 4 from 10 to 4 p.m. Rain date is Thursday, June 7. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information, contact the department at 973-284-4966. The bus departs from the parking lot at the Parks and Recreation building, 44 Park Ave.
Nutley senior bingo is held every Wednesday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the senior building at 44 Park Ave.
The Nutley Tuesday Senior Club meets on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the senior building. The club is hosting a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 26. Tickets are $30 per person and receive $30 in slot dollars. Make checks payable to Nutley Tuesday Senior Club. Payment is due by June 19. For more information, contact Joann Andriola at 973-418-5015 or Eileen Luberto at 973-632-0763.