Wednesday, April 2, 2003
A 10-foot high mosquito with a 20-foot wing span will invade the Hamilton Mall on Monday, April 7 as one of many displays and exhibits provided by Atlantic County in celebration of County Government Day. The giant mosquito will be joined by more than 30 county offices sharing information about their services. The event will be held on the first floor of the mall from 10 AM to 5 PM.
County Executive Dennis Levinson will kick off the event with a ribbon cutting and the presentation of a proclamation. The theme of this year's celebration is "Counties Care for Kids."
"Atlantic County is committed to providing quality programs and services for all our residents, including our youth," stated Levinson. He noted that a new brochure of "kid-friendly" county attractions and activities is now available through the county's Division of Library Services and Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
In addition to informational materials, county offices will be offering child fingerprinting and child safety seat inspections; voter registration forms and absentee ballots; blood pressure and cholesterol screenings; and free coloring books, stickers, buttons and book bags. Participants will also have a chance to see some of the animals available for adoption from the county's animal shelter.
National County Government Week is sponsored by the National Association of Counties to raise public awareness about the roles and responsibilities of counties. Atlantic County is one of more than 1,000 participating counties nationwide.
For more information, please contact Howard Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2223.