WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburgh Historical Society's 13th annual "Sticky Wicket" croquet tournament and picnic will be held Sunday Aug. 9 at the Warren County Fish Hatchery pavilion.
The public is invited to attend the free picnic, beginning at 11 a.m.. Barbecued chicken, salads and beverages will be supplied. Bringing a favorite dish or dessert to share is welcome, although optional. The Fish Hatchery is located on the Hudson River at the end of Echo Lake Rd. off Hudson St.
Tournament play begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Four courses will be set up, allowing for a maximum of 32 players. There is a $5 fee to compete. Players will be matched against participants of similar skill level. Those wishing to compete should arrive early.
Competitors may pre-register by writing to the Warrensburgh Historical Society at P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885 or contacting Delbert Chambers at 623-3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chambers, the Society president, will be the final word in setting rules and settling any disputes, a Society official said Monday.
The Warrensburgh Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and raising awareness of Warrensburg's history. More than 170 members, both business and individual, help support this effort.
The Society members have worked for years to reorganize the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, which opened this summer after being closed since 2002.
The Society's activities are made possible through the donations of Warrensburg businesses. Contributing businesses are annually recognized at the Sticky Wicket event with flags bearing their names, as well as in a souvenir program distributed to all attendees. Any business or individual who would like to contribute or become a member may call 623-2207 or 623-2213.