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Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association Annual BBQ

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July 14, 2023 | NEW JERSEY JUSTIN WATREL, Correspondent
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BOONTON, NJ - On the afternoon of June 10th, 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. With the COVID restrictions slowly being lifted, families were finally able to join us for the occasion which makes these events special. 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 Bob Ordway, cooked a wonderful barbecue lunch that included chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, potato and cole slaw salads, 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.

This afternoon was enjoyed by the residents of the Firemen’s Home, who always relish an afternoon out. Everyone had a great time. 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.

It was a great barbecue with another planned in August of this year. We look forward to another wonderful day of food and entertainment.

Thank you to all the members who came out to support this fantastic event that is enjoyed by so many people.

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JUSTIN WATRELCorrespondent

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