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City will hold 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday
March 27, 2012
Mayor Lou Rosamilia announced today that the City’s Seventh Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 in Prospect Park. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and is open for City residents with children ages one to 12.
A variety of activities will be offered for the children including, face-painting, egg-coloring, as well as a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The City has partnered with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and the Whitney Young Health Center in Troy to put on the 2012 Easter Egg Hunt.
“This is a wonderful tradition and we’re hopeful for a large turnout this year,” Mayor Rosamilia said. “The City has been working with some great organizations that have donated time and resources to ensure children and families enjoy a memorable event in Prospect Park.”
City Council President Lynn Kopka welcomed the continuation of the annual Easter egg hunt. “This type of community-wide activity is another opportunity for Troy to support our families and showcase our recreational facilities. The best part of the day is seeing the expressions on the kids' faces as they race from activity to activity.”
"Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services appreciates the opportunity to partner with the city to ensure that the children of Troy have the chance to enjoy one of spring’s traditions. This event also encourages parents and children to get out and be active, which is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle," said Takara Wiles, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services.
“The IFC Executive Board members, and all the fraternities we represent, are very happy to collaborate with the City of Troy on this year’s Easter Egg Hunt at Prospect Park,” Colin Foreman, IFC’s Vice President of Philanthropy said. “We would like to thank the APO service fraternity for their help, and special thanks to our sponsors.”
With health centers in Troy and Albany, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health services provides nearly 22,000 Capital Region residents with affordable primary medical, dental and addiction services regardless of income or insurance status.
The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) is the student-run governing body of all 29 Fraternity Chapters at RPI. More than 1,100 students participate in Greek Life at RPI. The IFC works to constantly improve and enrich this Greek community at RPI, and this includes giving back to the Troy community.
For further information, contact City Event Coordinator, Vito Ciccarelli at (518) 279-7162.
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