Department of Children and Families
David E. Wilkins
April 5, 2012
Nicole Stookey, Northwest Region Communications Director, (850) 509-2675
Cyndee Odom, Office of Adoption and Child Protection, EOG (850) 228-7494
FOR FOSTER CHILDREN AND NATIONAL GUARD FAMILIES
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott are making Easter a special time for children in foster care and children whose parents serve in the Florida National Guard by inviting them to a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7, at the Governor’s Mansion at 700 North Adams Street. To add to the fun, the Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance.
Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and his wife Tanya will join in the festivities, as well as Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr., the Adjutant General of Florida, and his wife Gretchen.
Media are invited to come at 1:15 p.m., when the Governor and First Lady, Secretary and Mrs. Wilkins and General and Mrs. Titshaw will be greeting children.
Prior to the Easter Egg Hunt, at around 1:30 p.m., Secretary Wilkins, General Titshaw, and Gov. and Mrs. Scott will make brief remarks. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at approximately 1:40 p.m. Afterwards, First Lady Ann Scott, Tanya Wilkins, and Gretchen Titshaw will read books to the children.
There will be face painting, music, arts and crafts, magic tricks, sack races, a hula hoop contest and children getting their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Each child will take home a bag of goodies including coloring books and crayons, a Scholastic book, and a calculator. There will also be information available about fostering or adopting children in state care.