Former Cheatham County Sheriff John Holder and his wife, Wildee, get ready for a horse-drawn carriage ride at the Ashland City Senior Center picnic in Riverbluff Park last week. RANDY MOOMAW

Former Cheatham County Sheriff John Holder and his wife, Wildee, get ready for a horse-drawn carriage ride at the Ashland City Senior Center picnic in Riverbluff Park last week.

On the day after the Senior Picnic held at the Criss LaCrosse pavilion in Riverbluff Park, the staff at the Ashland City Senior Center and its members had every reason to feel proud and blessed.

“The comments that we have received say that this has been the best picnic ever,” senior center director Melissa Womack said. “The horse and carriage rides were well received, and the carnivals games were fabulous. It all just fell into place. And the weather cooperated so beautifully, we couldn’t have had a prettier day.”

The eighth annual picnic took place last Wednesday.

Womack said that people who came to the center for the exercise groups and other activities kept on talking about how great the picnic was.

Afternoon programs director and coordinator Roy Dye looked back on the picnic with pride.

“We could not have done what we did yesterday without our support partners that are also our vendors and sponsors,” said Dye of the group that not only helped volunteers before and after the event, but also served the seniors during the picnic and operated the games tent with carnival prizes.

The Rode West Band redecorated the house with country classics and golden oldies, setting the seniors to reminisce, swing and sway, shimmy and shake and even buzz like busy bees in a line dance.

The horse and carriage rides provided by Melody Robinson of American Melody Carriages were a popular attraction throughout the event.

As soon as former Cheatham County Sheriff John Holder and his wife, Wildee, arrived, they headed straight for a carriage ride before the picnic.

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