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Area senior citizens are invited to a new spring event at Mary Park.

The first ever "Senior Picnic in the Park" is set from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Mary Park in New Richmond.

The event opens up with a concert by the New Richmond High School band from 10:30-11 a.m. A senior vendor fair will also be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fitness classes, specifically designed for senior citizens, will be offered at 11 and 11:30 a.m.

Free brats and hot dogs, along with beverages and other food, will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

From noon to 12:30 p.m., a walk in the park will be conducted.

The first 100 people in attendance will receive a free goodie bag.

Sponsors for the event are the City of New Richmond, The New Richmond Area Centre, The Deerfield, Westfields Hospital, New Richmond Community Education, Family Fresh Market and the Vitality Initiative.

The picnic will be a rain-or-shine event.