Letter to the Editor

An 'Egg-citing' night for community teens

Thursday, April 15, 2010

To the Editor:

Thanks to all the "good eggs" who helped make EggFest 2010 nighttime egg hunt for teens, an egg-ceptionally successful event.

Months of planning by the "good egg" partners, Friends of the Park Association of Putnam County, the Greencastle Park and Recreation and VOICE-Indiana Youth Speaking out Against Teen Tobacco Use- was rewarded by watching nearly 500 teens attend the sixth annual event. Hunting eggs, with a flash light in the park after dark, might sound silly to some by not to our "good egg" corporate sponsors- Putnam County Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, Greencastle Lions Club International, Kroger, Endeavor Communications, Case Chiropractic PC, WGRE 91.5 and Brightpoint Inc- who so willingly jumped on board with their sponsorships to help provide the music, food and fun for the local teens. Thanks also goes to Avery Robinson, Greencastle High School freshman student, and designer of the EggFest website, www.eggfest.org, for listing all the "good eggs" on the website.

Not just 7,000 candy stuffed eggs, but the possibility finding a "Golden Egg" or one of the more than a 1000 other prizes donated by nearly 130 local and national companies enticed most of the teen participants to scramble to Robe Ann Park to attend Friday night's egg hunting egg-travaganza.

Besides music, food and prized stuffed eggs, Friends of the Park reached out to nearly 500 teens at this year's EggFest event to provide a message. Having the EggFest as a "smoke-free event" provides our community teens with a clear understanding that you can still have fun without the use of tobacco products.

The mission of the Friends of Park Association of Putnam County, Inc. is to provide healthy recreation and to promote the enjoyment of our community parks and pathways for all of Putnam County. If you are someone that understands that community parks, recreation, and programming are irreplaceable assets for all who live in Putnam County, please consider becoming a member of Friends of the Park.

EggFest'2010 Committee,

Jan Firebaugh, Member

Friends of the Park Association of Putnam Co.

Meredith Williams, Coordinator

Putnam County Tobacco Prevention & Cessation & VOICE