Scores seek scores at at Senior Games

The Senior Games of Warren and Forest counties drew 110 competitors and 15 volunteers to the DeFrees Pavilion at Betts Park on Wednesday with pleasant temperatures and sunny skies.

Three age groups 55 to 67, 68 to 77, and 78 and over tried their hands at half-mile walk, a one-mile walk, table shuffleboard, softball toss, jarts, ring toss, golf putting, corn hole, goofy golf, frisbee toss and croquet.

Everyone was encouraged to participate in as many events as they wished to, but each person could only score in three events.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) organizes the Senior Games with committee representatives from Experience, Inc., Congressman Glenn Thompson’s staff, the Eldercare Council, as well as area senior centers.

Sue Himes, RSVP director, said the games have been going on for at least 20 years. She added that everyone who participates receives a ribbon, and ribbons are also awarded to overall men’s and women’s champions, and the top three in each age group.

The Warren County Dairy Court made an appearance, pouring chocolate milk for anyone who wanted some, and Jim Parrett played folk music on an acoustic guitar.

At the conclusion of the games, a barbeque lunch was served.

RSVP is a non-profit agency that provides opportunities for seniors ages 55 and over to be productive, remain active, and feel needed within their community.