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Annual Senior Summer Barbecue gets fired up Thursday at Jones Park

Seniors can enjoy the Third Annual Senior Summer Barbecue on Thursday, July 20, at Jones Park in Gulfport.
Seniors can enjoy the Third Annual Senior Summer Barbecue on Thursday, July 20, at Jones Park in Gulfport. MCT

Rain delayed the Third Annual Senior Summer Barbecue, but the grills will be fired up on Thursday.

The celebration for senior adults had been scheduled in June, but heavy rainfall threats led organizers to reschedule the event for July 20, said Kim Davis, director of community relations for Boyington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Boyington and the City of Gulfport are sponsors for the annual barbecue.

From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, the Barksdale Pavilion at Jones Park will be dedicated to entertainment, information and cookout favorites, all for seniors, and all free.

The barbecue will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and drinks. In addition, a DJ will provide music, at least one dance team is scheduled to perform, and games and door prizes are on the agenda.

For more information on the Senior Summer Barbecue, contact Leslie Bucklar at 228-239-0508 or lbucklar@gchc.com.

Tammy Smith: 228-896-2130, @Simmiefran1

Third Annual Senior Summer Barbecue

Where: Jones Park, Barksdale Pavilion at U.S. 49 and U.S. 90

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday

Admission: Free for seniors

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