Nassau County, NY - April 7, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Girl Scouts of Nassau County will be holding the 5th Annual Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair on Sunday, April 27th at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Walkathon begins at 10:30 a.m. The Activity Fair will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition, there will be a barbeque provided by The Meat House.
Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair is a fun and interactive two mile walk and activity fair centered on the theme of Healthy Living. Registered Girl Scout Troops will have the opportunity to earn a “give back” for their own Healthy Living projects.
All funds generated from Girls Go the Distance benefit Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Healthy Living Initiatives program. Healthy Living Initiatives brings a unique perspective to keeping girls healthy. In order for girls to live healthy, they first have to learn how, and have fun doing it. Funding is needed to help GSNC develop and provide engaging activities that inspire girls to learn how to integrate all aspects of healthy living into their daily lives. For more information please visit the website.
About Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village. The 209-acre village includes an assortment of homes, farms and businesses. Each fall, the village hosts the Long Island Fair, a traditional county agricultural fair that draws tens of thousands of visitors, and through most of the year the village supports a steady series of family-friendly events and exhibits, including old-time “baseball” tournaments. Old Bethpage Village Restoration (OBVR) came into existence in 1963, when Nassau County acquired the Powell property, a 165-acre farm located on the Nassau-Suffolk border. The acquisition of the land and the plan to develop a historic restoration were timely, as rapid post-World War II development on Long Island had taken a toll on the area's landmarks.