Annual Pinehurst Labor Day Senior Citizen’s Picnic set for Sept. 3

Published 10:10 am Saturday, August 25, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


PINEHURST — An annual tradition enters its 18th year as plans for the Pinehurst Labor Day Senior Citizen’s Picnic are underway.

The function will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Family Worship Center 2300 41st Street in Pinehurst.

Shaun Branham will provide the music and the Orange Blossom Line Dancers will perform.

The event is not limited to residency in Pinehurst and is open to all area senior citizens and free of charge.

Parking is available at the church facility but space is limited. Shuttle service will be available to and from additional parking site located at Sabine Federal Credit Union on Strickland Drive beginning at 9 a.m.

The annual event began in 2000 and has been held every year expect twice due to a hurricane.

Robert’s Meat Market and Restaurant will cater the event as it has each year. The meal is traditionally served at approximately 11:15 a.m.

The annual picnic originated when Mayor Pete Runnels wanted to do something for the seniors in Pinehurst. The Picnic is funded completely by donations of local businesses, banks, companies, and individuals from throughout the Pinehurst and Orange area.

It has grown to provide a picnic for over 700 each year.

City officials felt they needed to have something for the senior citizens of Pinehurst, and this was a great way to do it, according to previously published Orange Leader articles.