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Woodland Park Senior Citizens Enjoy Annual Valentine's Dance

Woodland Park senior citizens enjoy the festivities at the annual Valentine's dance. Credits: Tina Pappas
Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark kicks off the 12th annual senior citizen dance celebration, along with Council President Gary Holloway and Councilman Joseph Spinelli. Credits: Tina Pappas
Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark helps servs food to local seniors, along with Kristin Corrado, Passaic County Clerk, at the annual Valentine's dance. Credits: Tina Pappas

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A sea of red and a celebratory spirit was in the air at the West Paterson Boys & Girls Club last Saturday, as local senior citizens took part in the 12th annual Senior Citizen Valentine's Dance in the borough.

The free event was open to Woodland Park Seniors Club members and residents. It was made possible by the Committee on Health & Senior Services and Recreation & Community Relations.

Approximately 75 attendees took part in music, dancing, prizes, drinks and a catered buffet. DJ Legendary provided music and Viva La Pizza provided food.

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Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark kicked off the dance and thanked individuals who made it possible, among them Council President Gary Holloway and Councilman Joseph Spinelli, recreation committee member. He also thanked Councilwoman Tina Gatti, health and senior services chair and Councilwoman Tracy Kallert, recreation and community relations chair. Kelly Spinalli, recreation clerk, and Lou Taylor, recreation facilitator, coordinated the event.

Also on hand was Kristin Corrado, Passaic County Clerk, to help serve food. Kazmark also touted local senior residents for the contributions they made to the community over the years.

Seniors spent the afternoon kicking up their heels and enjoying great food and company. Holloway commented on the yearly event that was started in the borough in 2005.

"This is a wonderful affair that we do each year," he said. "We have to take care of our seniors and it's a way for us to give back because they've done so much for the community over the years. We want them to enjoy themselves here and have a nice time."

Kallert also commented on the yearly event.

"This is one of my favorite events of the year," she explained. "It's great seeing our seniors coming out for an enjoyable afternoon. They're excited to be here."

Domenica Rubino, 82, local resident, said she enjoys attending the dance year after year.

"It's just a beautiful event and so many of us really enjoy coming out here today," she said.

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