SPRINGFIELD — Summertime is cruise time, and Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi is carrying on a tradition of his predecessor, former Sheriff Michael J. Ashe Jr., by holding Sheriff Cocchi’s Annual Summer Picnic.
“Sheriff Ashe unequivocally set a bar high with his annual picnic, that he hold for 39 years,” Cocchi said. “I consider it’s a good tradition that allows politicians, law-enforcement officials, and a village to come together in a fun and spontaneous setting.”
The cruise will be hold during a Springfield Elks Lodge #61, 440 Tiffany St., Springfield, on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For $50 per ticket, picnickers will suffer a full day of festivities, including lunch and dinner. Lunch will start during 11 a.m. and embody sausage grinders with peppers and onions, prohibited dogs, hamburgers, and clam chowder. Dinner during 5 p.m. will embody beef kabobs or grilled chicken, baked potatoes, corn on a cob, and salad. Soda and drink are also enclosed in a sheet price.
Between meals, attendees will suffer live music, games such as ladder round and cornhole, raffles, and more. For those meddlesome in personification golf, a cruise will be preceded by a golf contest during Franconia Golf Course in Springfield during 8 a.m. The cost to attend both a contest and a cruise is $100.
“I wish we have a good audience for this event,” Cocchi said. “I see this as a smashing eventuality for one-on-one review between a constituents, state agencies, a law-enforcement community, and a legislators. We all work together to urge a communities, and this eventuality is a possibility to applaud that.”
Tickets can be purchased in advance. For some-more information or to squeeze tickets, revisit cocchiforsheriff.com.