Burgers and Dogs Summer Social draws a crowd

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The Burgers and Dogs Summer Social at Ahrens Park, Aug. 12. Photo by Nat Kennedy

The Granby Men’s and Women’s Breakfast groups couldn’t have had a better day for the first Burgers and Dogs Summer Social at Ahrens Park. Following several days of 90°+ temperatures, Aug. 12 was more temperate with lower humidity. Almost 100 Granby citizens enjoyed the opportunity to mingle, eat and listen to music. An Open Mic gave a few brave warblers a chance to share their talent—much to the enjoyment of the attendees.

The Men’s Group Chairman, Duncan Rowles, said this event had been in the planning stages for almost two years. Originally planned for August 2021, a heat wave and heat index of close to 105° last year prompted a cancellation. Members of the leadership teams of both organizations worked to make it happen and to provide the hands-on labor to make it a success.

Treated as a recruiting event, the free social was open to all members, non-members, and their families. Many happy reunions were part of the day as old acquaintances were renewed.

Men and women of all ages are encouraged to join the monthly breakfasts held at the Granby Senior Center. Pre-registration is appreciated because they must have a good head count to prepare the food. Register by calling (860-844-5352) or dropping into the Senior Center. Walk-ins on the morning of the breakfasts are also welcome.