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7th Super Bowl tailgate party planned

Published 3:52 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Indoor tailgate bash What: Pre-Super Bowl tailgate party with food, games, prizes and cheerleaders Where: Inside the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave. When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 1:15 to 4 p.m. Cost: Free
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Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities has announced plans for its seventh annual Super Bowl Tailgate Party on Sunday, Feb. 3 -- an event open to the community the afternoon before the big game.

The indoor party is planned for 1:15 to 4 p.m. at the Center for Senior Activities and will feature free food and beverages.

To get attendees in the spirt for the Super Bowl, cheerleaders from Staples High School and the Westport Police Activities League youth football program will be on hand, along with members of the Staples football team.

Tailgaters can get home in plenty of time for the kickoff of the Super Bowl, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in New Orleans.

"Last year's event was a tremendous success and lots of fun," said Jack Klinge, president of the friends group. "We expect this year to be even better."

Refreshments will include hot dogs from Oscar's Deli with an array of condiments, chips and soda. Entertainment will include a performance by a magician, the Magic Genie.

Also on tap are various games with prizes -- including a contest to guess the final score of that evening's game NFL championship game.

During the party, the friends group will present its annual Service to Seniors Award to Bill Meyer. The award is given each year to an individual who has given outstanding service to senior citizens.

The group said Meyer is a longtime volunteer who has served on the boards of the Westport Chapter of AARP and Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities and is a former president of the Y's Men. He is an eight-term RTM member and serves on its education and health and human services committees.

The Westport Center for Senior Activities is at 21 Imperial Ave.

For more information, call 203-341-5099.