Family Fun Fridays Return!

By Lindsey Nesselbush

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 30, 2007 at 2:18 PM EDT

Family Fun Fridays Return!
Horizons Salutes Young Artists in our Community

Mayor Matthew T. Ryan will help kick-off Horizons Federal Credit Union’s 6th Annual “Family Fun Fridays” with a press conference on Friday, August 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the credit union’s main office at 120 Main Street in Binghamton. This event will also mark the unveiling of the “Horizons’ Salutes Young Artists” project, which will showcase artwork from area elementary school children on BC Transit Buses and at First Friday venues throughout the year.

The Horizons’ Kid’s Art project will invite art teachers throughout the county to submit their students’ best works to the program. Several pieces will be chosen to appear on bus posters, sponsored by Horizons. The art posters will travel throughout the county on BC Transit buses, some of which will be at the Press Conference. These buses will also appear Friday evening, August 3rd in downtown Binghamton along the Artwalk on State Street between Lewis and Henry Street as part of Binghamton’s First Friday program.

Additional artwork will be displayed at Horizon’s Federal Credit Union at 120 Main Street in Binghamton and other downtown venues starting in September as an ongoing part of First Friday.

The Award Winning “Family Fun Fridays” will provide free, fun and educational activities for children of all ages every Friday in August from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Scheduled for the kickoff will be Sen. Libous’ BOOKS Program, making greeting cards for U.S. troops abroad, radio personality Bill Grace, face painting by Cookie the Clown, crafts and more.

Scheduled for other “Family Fun Fridays” throughout the month are the Ross Park ZooMobile, the Discovery Center, Amazing Improv Dad Russell Swanger, Magician David Black, B- Mets players and more. The 5-week event will conclude with a school supply giveaway held on August 31.

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary, Horizons Federal Credit Union serves over 11,000 members who live, work or attend school in Broome County.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.