The Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association: July Barbecue July 10th, 2022

It was another wonderful and success Summer Barbecue that the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association held in July 2022.

The Members of the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association in July 2022

It was a spectacular day for a barbecue!

After having to cancel our June Barbecue because of bad weather (there was a rain storm all day on our date in June), we lucked out on July 10th when we had the most spectacular sunny and warm day with no humidity. Clear sunny skies and low 80-degree weather had the residents of the NJ State Firemen’s Home coming out in droves to enjoy good music and delicious food.

With a menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue ribs and chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and chili, macaroni and potato salads and fresh watermelon for dessert residents and members had a wonderful lunch under the shade trees and tents that were set up on the lawn outside the home.

We followed all COVID protocols to keep the residents and their family members safe (there were not too many of them due to COVID rules) by wearing masks and gloves when cooking and serving food.

Lois and Nick Ciampo serving corn on the cob to guests

Grill Master Bob Ordway assisting Chef Prince with the hot dogs and burgers

We were entertained by the Bloomfield Big Band during lunch and the Bergen County Pipe and Drum during the break making it a festive and engaging afternoon for everyone.

The Bergen County Pipe & Drum came out to entertain everyone

It was an afternoon of good food and conversation and a real uplifting afternoon for everyone who after long lockdowns and wearing masks needed a afternoon outside to enjoy fresh air and sunshine.

Thank you to all the members of the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association for making this possible and to all the firehouses who contribute each year with donations to make these wonderful events happen.

Have a good summer everyone!

Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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