Unfortunately, the bunnies were not kind to us this year. Both the April 13th egg hunt date, and the April 20th egg hunt rain date were rained out! The forecast for both Saturdays was not good, and in fact the “rain date” turned out to be torrential rain. It truly was a “rain date!” This is the first time ever that the FSA Spring Egg Hunt had to be cancelled all together. But in the end, the candy that would have been collected by eager Fort Salonga children was donated to the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, Bronx Division, a favorite charity of our president, Frank Capaccio. It’s good to know that needy children will get to enjoy the candy.
While beautiful in all seasons, I always feel Spring really showcases the true beauty of Fort Salonga with our rolling hills, water views and expanding foliage, reinforcing my decision to live here. Our commitment at the FSA continues, as it has for the past 70 years, to preserve and protect our community and our remaining open spaces. Additionally, we seek to protect the existing character and safety of individual neighborhoods for all our residents. An important part of our mission is to foster a sense of community through our various community events. I want to thank the many residents who have supported us in these efforts through your enthusiastic response to our recent membership drive. Continue reading The President’s Message – Spring 2017→
April 8 was a beautiful, sunny day for our annual Egg Hunt. There was a record turnout of boys and girls of all ages. At 11 a.m. sharp the race was on to pick up about 3,500 colorful candy filled eggs, which were stuffed by Girl Scout Troop #1536. Each Egg Hunt participant then received a plush animal of their choice.
Over 50 children participated in the jelly bean count contest. The winners were Grace and Blake. Many thanks to our very own FSA Bunny, Jack Hoyt, who provided lots of smiles and great pictures with everyone.
Thank you to the many parents who brought their children and thanks to the volunteers who made this popular event a success.
The Fort Salonga Association’s annual Egg Hunt is postponed until Saturday, April 4, 2015, 11 a.m. at Callahans Beach Park.
The weather forecast for the original date, Saturday, March 28, indicates cold temperatures and a chance for rain and snow.
Please inform your neighbors and friends who are likely to attend that the Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2015, 11 a.m. The FSA is notifying the community by way of email and its website.
The FSA’s Spring Egg Hunt landed on a beautiful day, with sunny skies and warm temperatures. The hundreds of eggs spread across the upper level of Callahan’s Beach Park were no match for the hamlet’s kids. A special thanks to FSA board member Ken Kraska and his family for organizing such a beautiful event.