Pansies, Community Involvement Beautify White Plains’ Delfino Park

As part of the road show activities, RISE was proud to partner with the White Plains Department of Parks and Recreation for a Family Fun Day event at Delfino Park. The day featured the Debug the Myths RV parked by the entrance to Ebersole Ice Rink where young hockey players and their parents arrived throughout the day for “I am a Ranger” hockey clinics sponsored by the New York Rangers.

While kids waited for their clinic to start, many of them and their parents took pictures with giant ants and rats using the green screen technology and took the quiz to find out which pest they were most like, while also receiving information about the benefits pesticide and fertilizer products bring to their community.

Law students from Pace University pitched in to pick up trash around the park and discover broken bottles, heavy items and other litter that posed potential danger to the children who play on the playground. The Pace students also helped plant pansies around the Delfino monument to bring a taste of spring to the park and reinforce the value of well-kept outdoor community spaces.

Later in the day, the community came together for a charity hockey game, which pitted the White Plains Fire Department against the Yonkers Fire Department. Before the puck was dropped, RISE presented the mayor of White Plains with a $1,000 donation to the White Plains Ronald McDonald House.

Fran Croughan, recreation administrator for the White Plains Parks and Recreation Department, sent warm wishes to Debug the Myths following our day in White Plains:

“We were more than thrilled with your participation in Saturday’s event. This event was well planned, and the feedback was great . . . Once again sincere thanks for all that you brought to The City of White Plains.”

Thank you, Fran, and the City of White Plains for such a warm welcome!

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