Hampton picnic celebrates older Americans

Sheriff Roberts greets seniors entering Mill Point Park.

The Hampton Sheriff’s Office sponsored the 13th Annual Hampton Senior Citizen Picnic in June as a celebration of Older Americans month at Mill Point Park. Hampton Triad and Hampton Parks and Recreation are co-sponsors of the event. Over 400 senior citizens gathered at the park for an afternoon of fellowship, food, music and dance. The event was initiated by Hampton Sheriff B. J. Roberts to recognize and show his appreciation to the older population of Hampton. The picnic was free with a complimentary lunch to the large crowd of seniors. Over a dozen city leaders and elected officials joined Sheriff Roberts, Hampton sheriff’s deputies and staff, firefighters, police officers and Triad members as they served lunch to the large crowd while celebrating older Americans.

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