Hingham: Police officers act as waiters for the 29th senior luncheon

Hingham police officers are sworn to protect and serve the community but Thursday afternoon they found a different way to serve the seniors in town. Wearing white aprons over their police uniforms, Hingham officers waited on a crowd of seniors.

For the past 29-years, the Hingham Police Association has held a holiday luncheon as a way to maintain a relationship with the senior community.

Police Chief Mike Peraino estimated that nearly 325 were in attendance, “Fortunately the weather’s cooperated. Over the years, we’ve had this sometimes when the weather’s not so good and seniors have a tough time getting out. But today the weather’s just been beautiful so we have a full house.”

Not only was a full meal with dessert offered but the luncheon included a door raffle with cash prizes and of course music which was provided by Hingham police officers. “One of the highlights of the afternoon for the seniors is when all the Hingham police officers get up front and sing a couple of Christmas carols we’re terrible but they love it so we do it,” said Chief Peraino

The holiday senior luncheon was paid for by the Hingham Police Association which collects donations throughout the year for events.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.