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The Bergen County Firemen's Home Association: Annual June Barbecue June 8th, 2024

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June 27, 2024 | NEW JERSEY JUSTIN WATREL, Correspondent
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On the afternoon of June 8th, 2024, the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association sponsored our annual barbecue which we sponsor each June for residents and their families at the NJ State Firemen’s Home in Boonton, NJ. This annual picnic is paid for the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association with the generosity from fire departments all over Bergen County.

We lucked out with a sunny, warm day and this got residents and their families outside to enjoy the nice weather and a wonderful food. The members of the kitchen staff along with our member and grill master, NJ State Firemen’s Association President, and member Bob Ordway, cooked a wonderful barbecue lunch that included chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, macaroni salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, and fresh watermelon for dessert. The members of the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association assisted the kitchen staff and acted as servers to the guests.

Before members sat down to eat their lunch, we served all the residents and their guests. This gave us a chance to talk the residents and engage in the conversation. This afternoon was enjoyed by the residents of the Firemen’s Home, who always relish an afternoon out. Everyone had a great time. We were entertained by Cowboy David Remlis, who entertained us at the February meeting.

This wonderful event could not happen without the help of the staff of the Firemen’s Home of Boonton, NJ especially the Activities and Kitchen staff, which does such a great job cooking the food and providing the set up and getting the residents outside.

At the end of the barbecue our membership got together and took their traditional group shot. It was another great barbecue and everyone left happy. It was a great barbecue with another planned in August of this year. We look forward to another wonderful day of food and entertainment.

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JUSTIN WATRELCorrespondent

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