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Yorktown Receives Generous Grant for Parks

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Ryan Hess packed his toy truck with woodchips from the ground of the playground at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field Wednesday afternoon, while other children made their way across the jungle gym that sat behind him.

Thanks to a grant from The Gilbert Beaver Farm, Inc,. the Town of Yorktown can now purchase handicapped accessible playground equipment that can be used by all children.

The grant is $48,750 and was donated in memory of former Yorktown residents and philanthropists, Gilbert and Jean Beaver.

“I’d like to thank the Board of Directors of The Gilbert Beaver Farm for this generous gift that will enable the town to expand its recreational opportunities to more of our children,” said Yorktown Supervisor Susan Siegel. “The Farm has been a mainstay of the Yorktown community for at least 100 years and, in addition to its worldwide charitable initiatives, it has always been involved in improving the quality of life for Yorktown residents.”

The next step is for Jennifer Fava, superintendent of Parks & Recreation, to being working with the Recreation Commission to decide what equipment to purchase, and where it should be located so that recommendations can be made to the Town Board for use of the funds as soon as possible, explained Siegel.

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