Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Ahrens NRPA Institute Celebrates First Anniversary

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Ahrens NRPA Institute Celebrates First Anniversary

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On a 95-degree day with a heat index hovering around 100. more than

60 individuals gathered at the Ahrens NRPA Institute to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the "home of parks and recreation." The June 26 event centered on the cutting of a cake that featured a decorative image of the Institute. NRPA Executive Director R. Dean Tice served as master of ceremonies, cutting the first slice of cake, along with NRPA Trustees Dalton Mann; Alice Conkey, CLP; and Connie Romanello.

Later in the afternoon, NRPA showed the film "America's Parks: Expressions of Value" in the Musco Auditorium using the new state-of-the-art Eiki audiovisual projector. The projector allows a video or film to be projected up to 10 feet and provides matching stereo sound. The same projector also allows one to project a computer monitor onto the screen. This can be used for training classes, demonstrations, or to show CD slides.

Paul Blake, president of the New York State Recreation and Park Society, traveled from his home state to attend the event with his son Tom. He explained that he brought his other son to the actual dedication ceremony last year, and wanted both of them to have an opportunity to share in the celebration of the Institute. …

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