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Let the Putnam County Senior Games Begin

Goldie Durst, the oldest participant, carries the Senior Games Torch during opening ceremonies.

This is the fourth year that seniors from Putnam County’s three Senior Centers have engaged in the Putnam County Senior Games at Hurricane City Park on Thursday, July 20th. The event was organized by Putnam Aging Program. Putnam Aging provided the food, staff, transportation and supplies for the event. The City of Hurricane assisted by providing the park/barn shelter, water, tents, chairs and assistance with set up and cooling fans. Thirty staff and volunteers assisted.

There were a total of 53 total participants from four age divisions. [Division 1 (60-69) – 17, Division 2 (70-79) – 25, Division 3 (80-89) – 10, and Division 4 (90+) – 1].

Hometown Center was the overall winner with the highest total number of Gold and Silver awards. An MVP (most valuable player) was named for each center. MVP selection was based upon the number of Gold and Silver medals won. Each MVP received a full scholarship to represent Putnam Aging at the Statewide Senior Olympics in Keyser, WV in 2024. MVP’s were: Hometown Center – Michael Daniels, Hurricane Center – Mike Weaver, and Buffalo – Rodney Hill (2nd year in a row).

Events: Basketball Shoot, Disc Golf, Archery, Baseball Pitch, Lawn Darts, Horseshoe Throw, Football Throw, Precision Football, Softball Throw, 20 Yard Dash, Ladder Ball, Wiffle Ball Toss, Corn Hole, Washer Toss, and Spelling Bee.

The lunch menu included Turkey and Cheese sub, macaroni salad, cucumbers and onions, ice cream, apple sauce and chips and water.

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