Seniors make merry at Morristown town hall

Maureen Superville is enjoying her new retirement, at the Mayor's 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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The holidays were in full swing Wednesday at Morristown town hall, where seniors were treated to mountains of food from area restaurants at the mayor’s annual party.

Town employees volunteered as servers at the lunch lines, while deejay and sax player Pete Limone Jr. kept the hits coming.

As is his tradition, Mayor Tim Dougherty played Santa, assisted by First Lady Mary Dougherty. They handed out donated gift certificates for dinners, spa visits and hotel stays.

VEGAS, HERE WE COME! Mayor Tim Dougherty and saxophonist Pete Limone Jr. at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Some 117 seniors turned out for the festivities.

On a somber note, the mayor asked the revelers to remember Jersey City in their prayers. Two gunmen there killed at least four people, including a police officer, before they were killed on Tuesday.

Dougherty, a friend of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, said they had been scheduled to dine together last night.

On the lighter side, Dougherty polled the room about whether he should run for president.

“Well, I got one vote,” he said, acknowledging a raised hand.

Festive greeting at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
British ex-pat Lesley Ayre enjoys the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Nearly 120 seniors attended the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Season’s Greetings from the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
First Lady Mary Dougherty keeps the raffle going at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Town employee Marcia Moran volunteers on the chow line at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Mayor Tim Dougherty and First Lady Mary Dougherty prepare to raffle merchant gift card, at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
From left: Town employees Kristen Wedderburn, Amanda Applegate, Shanae Green and Acting Police Chief Darnell Richardson help out at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Area restaurants catered the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
HOW MANY MEATBALLS DID WE ORDER? Wayne Cresta of the town’s seniors division at the Mayor’s 2019 Seniors Holiday Party in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

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