Mayor Gary Christenson recently held his first post-COVID Senior BBQ under the outdoor tent at Anthony’s of Malden. More than 360 seniors from around the city attended the event and enjoyed a fun afternoon filled with delicious food, music, raffles and prizes. Mayor Christenson welcomed State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Donato and Steve Ultrino, City Councillors Peg Crowe, Jadeane Sica, Steve Winslow and Ryan O’Malley and School Committee Member Keith Bernard. Also there helping were Fire Chief Steve Froio, Police Chief Glenn Cronin and other City of Malden employees.
The Mayor was particularly thankful to the youth volunteers who came out in full force to assist the seniors and serve them lunch. Members of the Malden Teen Enrichment Center and the YWCA and students from the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program worked tirelessly during the event to ensure the afternoon was a great one for the seniors. The Mayor thanked the many Malden businesses who helped make the BBQ a great success with their generosity and support by donating gift cards and baskets for raffles and recognized the work of all who volunteered as crucial to the effort. “Our seniors have been especially looking forward to this year’s event and I couldn’t be happier with the support of the community to ensure that they had a wonderful time,” said Mayor Christenson.