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Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department
The City of Jamestown’s 69th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be dedicated to local radio legend Jim Roselle, who died March 23rd at the age of 89.
Mayor Sam Teresi stated, “During his final days, Jim vowed to several of his friends that he was going to be around for, attend and broadcast from Saturday’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park. While Jim can’t physically be at Allen Park this year, he will certainly be there in spirit and his spirit will live on with all of the ‘youngsters’ in attendance.”
Teresi added, “To that end, and on behalf of the 35,000 residents of New York’s great Pearl City, it is my pleasure and honor to dedicate this year’s Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park in honor of our great friend Jim Roselle.”
Jim Roselle worked for WJTN and Media One Group for over 60 years. Media One Group is a sponsor of the Easter Egg Hunt.
THE EVENT WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE IN THE PLAYGROUND AREAS OF ALLEN PARK AT 10:30AM, SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH. THIS FREE EVENT IS FOR CHILDREN AGE 12 AND UNDER.
The hunt area will be divided into three age group areas with 3,000 eggs filled with candy “hidden” in the hunt area. In addition, 30 toy prize eggs and two Gold and two Silver eggs will be hidden. The prize Silver and Gold eggs are sponsored through a donation in memoriam of Mark Hess. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck to kick off the event.
Also assisting in the sponsorship of the Hunt is the Sertoma Club of Jamestown, Allen Park Women’s Club, Morton Club, Kendall Club, Northwest Savings Bank, Jamestown Bowling Company, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Media One Group, and Linda Crossley at Esquire Cleaners. Girl Scout Troop 20029 Juniors helped stuff all 3,000 eggs with candy.
All children 12 years of age and under are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 483-7523.