by Lisa Tome
Beverly Alexander and Shorty Taylor were taking no chances that their cornhole playing wouldn't be top notch.
The pair were honing their throwing skills last week in preparation for this week's Annual Fitness Picnic. The picnic, held each year in North East Town Park, is sponsored by Cecil's Senior Services.
This year, the date has been moved from May to June 12 in hopes that the weather will be perfect.
Last year, the day was windy and there was a chill in the air meaning that some games, such as badminton, couldn't be played.
Senior Services program associates Kathie Borkoski and Linda Marshall help to organize the event. Games planned for this year include croquet, cornhole, which is new this year, bocce, badminton, hillbilly horseshoes, and more.
There are also other activities including temporary tattoos and nail art as well as board games.
"The whole focus is to keep seniors active," said Borkoski. There is also an egg toss competition, water guns, and water balloons.
"We want to promote exercise, healthy lifestyles, and socialization," said Marshall.
Bag lunches are provided. There is also music. Another new activity this year may be fishing. Those attending are asked to bring their pole and bait.
Senior Harvey Walls said he likes to play bocce. That game is highly competitive during the Fitness Picnic.