Griswold Senior Center Rocks Out Celebrating 50 Years of Woodstock

This article was published on: 08/16/19 7:01 PM by Mike Minarsky

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the Griswold Senior Center celebrated the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a party and roughly 30 of the center’s seniors. The seniors were all decked out in beads and tie dye shirts that they made themselves, feasted on either chicken or beef shish-ka-bob, and even some tie dye jello for desert. Music was provided by SNSN radio that some of the center’s patrons got up and line danced to.  Two center members actually attended the event in New York

The age range was people in their 60’s all the way to the matriarch of the center, 105 year old “Mama Betty.” The entire senior center team was on hand as well as First Selectman Todd Babbit and Sean McKenna, Superintendent of Griswold Public Schools (who is a wealth of music trivia knowledge).

What’s next for the seniors? Senior Center Director, Tina Faulk said they the seniors have been pretty busy including a trip to Yankee Stadium and a Whale Watch. “Maybe a 50’s dance, who knows!” The Griswold Senior Center prides themselves on being a very active center.

Just like the real Woodstock event, it started with a Richie Havens song, and ended with a Jimi Hendrix selection.


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