George Washington Day Picnic is being held on Saturday, July 27th in Lewis Park (and more)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Historical Society of the Town of Warwick observed the anniversary of Washington’s visit to Warwick in July of 1917 by raising a flag on the grounds of the Old Shingle House on Forester Avenue. The flag was a gift of Mr. William B. Sayer.

While the Star Spangled Banner was being sung, Miss Genevieve VanDuzer, a grand niece of the donor, raised the flag to its place. A detachment of men from the Home Defense Corps, under Captain Edwin F. Still, attended and gave the new flag its first salute. The invocation by the Rev. William M. Pickslay, D.D., was impressive.

The Historical Society of the Town of Warwick is to be congratulated upon unfurling the flag on this historic spot and day. The building, the oldest in the village, has been taken over by the society for preservation and its home.

(This was taken from the book HISTORICAL PAPERS printed in Warwick in 1933.)

Reminder that our George Washington Day Picnic is being held on Saturday, July 27th in Lewis Park from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Please join us for a hot dog picnic at no cost to the community.