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I wanted to take a few minutes to remind you about this weekend’s Penguin Plunge. Even if you’re not one of the crazy…umm brave…individuals taking the plunge, I encourage you to consider sponsoring a plunger.
I realize that this winter’s harsh weather caused this event to be postponed by a month. Although the Hudson River is no longer covered with ice, it is still VERY COLD!! (Last week it was measured at 35 degrees – yikes). Please help support what has become a fun tradition and a great day for Irvington.
Here are the details:Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Matthiessen ParkTo donate, visit: www.irvingtonplunge.com
Remember, donations go to restore programs and events that were cut from the Irvington Parks and Recreation’s budget. These programs and events affect all residents from seniors to toddlers. Programs restored last year included transportation to the Senior program, Open Gym for teens, summer camp scholarships, $15,000 towards the July 4th Community Fireworks celebration and $30,000 to meet revenue projections for Park & Recreation Department's budget.
There is another important event this weekend in Irvington, namely the Irvington Education Foundation’s Irvington Rocks anti-bullying event. There is a great line up of speakers and performers, including NY Giant Steve Weatherford, a special recorded message from NY Yankee manager Joe Gerardi (who is in Toronto with the team and thus could not make it to the event), singing Principals (from the High School and Dows Lane), the Marching Cobras of New York, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts, dancing teachers and lots of talented performers from the Middle School and High School.
So please consider joining me tonight (Saturday April 5 at 7:00pm) at the Irvington High School campus theater and show the world that bullying will not be tolerated in Irvington. For tickets and more information visit: www.IrvingtonRocks.com $10 for students, $20 for adults in advance ($15 for students, $25 for adults at the door).
I look forward to seeing a lot of you at these two great events and please come say hello!
Brian C. SmithMayorbsmith@irvingtonny.gov