Thursday, October 01, 2015

Hansen Nature Center Celebrates 20th Anniversay

On Saturday, September 19th, before the annual Harvest Festival, the Hansen Nature Center held a ceremony marking the 20th Anniversary of the center. Special guest speakers included, State Assemblyman Harry Bronson, Henrietta Supervisor Jack Moore, Ron Walker (the nature center's first  program director) and Carol Tinker Aldridge. The occasion was marked with the presentation of of a Special Citation from the NYS Assembly recognizing the educational role the Hansen Nature Center has provided the community over the past 20 years. The certificate was accepted by Carol Tinker Aldridge on behalf of the Hansen family. Thank you to all who have had a role in the success of the Hansen Nature Center.
Supervisor Moore reflecting on his friendship with Henry Hansen

Program Director Tim Pratt reading a letter of appreciation from Sandy Alverez, daughter of Henry Hansen.

Assemblyman Bronson talking about the importance of the nature center to the community.

Carol Tinker Aldridge receiving the Special Citation from the NYS Assembly.
Ron Walker talking about the early days of the Hansen Nature Center and Tinker Nature Park

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