The Mayor’s Summer Shindig, a tradition that stretches back to when many of the participants were young whippersnappers, welcomed more than 150 seniors to town hall in Morristown on Wednesday.
Catered by Longfellow’s Sandwich Deli and featuring music by Pete Limone Jr., the annual luncheon was organized by Wayne Cresta of the town seniors department.
“This goes back decades,” said Wayne. Attendance has more than doubled during the present administration, he said.
Mayor Tim Dougherty and First Lady Mary Dougherty greeted all the guests, and everyone, it seemed, wanted a picture with the Mayor.
“They’re a big part of our population. Even if I wasn’t Mayor, it’s important that we take care of seniors the best we can,” the Mayor said. It’s also a reality check for him, he said.
“They give it to you straight. If a light’s out by the seniors’ building, they tell you.”