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Westwood COA hosts BBQ party

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By Douglas McCulloch
Hometown Weekly Staff

To welcome the start of summer, the Westwood Council on Aging hosted its annual Summer BBQ at the Westwood Senior Center on June 23.

The event featured traditional summer food served to a packed house of seniors, including hot dogs, chicken, corn on the cob, brownies, strawberry shortcake and more.

With live entertainment and plenty of food, the event proved to be a great way for Westwood’s seniors to welcome in the start of summer.

In addition to the food, the event was also a special occasion, as the Westwood Council on Aging presented State Representative Paul McMurtry with a plaque commemorating his efforts at the State House to help support the Council on Aging program and other services and programs Westwood seniors value.

“It was completely unexpected,” McMurtry said after he was suddenly called up to receive the plaque. “I just came by to thank the senior residents of Westwood.”

“I am honored and continue to do what I can for these residents to have an improved quality of life,” McMurtry said.

He noted that just recently he helped increase funding for senior centers in the state, and continues to ensure seniors in the state have access to quality healthcare and programs and services they need.

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