YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The spirit of Yorktown was on display Saturday at the 23rd annual Yorktown Community Day and seventh annual Alliance for Safe Kids Taste of Yorktown at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park.
Hundreds of residents took advantage of the sunny skies and warm temperatures to visit booths manned by local businesses and organizations and enjoy food prepared by 13 restaurants and three dessert places.
"This is the kind of thing that brings the community together," said Town Board member Vishnu Patel. "This is the kind of thing we need more of in the community. It makes you forget your pain for a day. Everyone is smiling. It's a wonderful thing."
Children enjoyed face painting and inflatable amusements, while adults learned about efforts to create a dog park and a monument to the Battle of Pines Bridge. The Yorktown Police Department, Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps all had demonstrations.
Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace, Town Court Justice Sal Lagonia, Art Lander of Alliance for Safe Kids and WABC meteorologist Lee Goldberg served as tasting judges in the cook-off.
The Alliance for Safe Kids, founded in 2002, is a coalition representing all sectors of the community that works together to provide a safety net for youth and families. Its mission is to promote awareness and prevention of substance use and abuse and other destructive behaviors damaging to youth.