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Neighborhood association hosts an afternoon of entertainment, hopes to make it an annual event

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Music, games and the smell of hot dogs took over the Victorian Row Park in Elmira on Saturday.

The Near Westside Neighborhood Association hosted its first Games in the Garden at the park.

Everyone from children to adults enjoyed an afternoon of corn-hole, croquet, and all the hot dogs and ice cream they could eat.

Some attendees, such as Latisha Thompson, said they did not plan to go until they saw the commotion. 

“I was on my way home and stopped by and I stop by and see the festivities going on,” She said. “So I figured to bring the kids and it turns out to be very nice. It’s very wonderful for the community.

The Association said it hopes to host Games in the Garden as an annual event.

“It means, for us, to reach out and show them we’re here for them,” Carl Vallely, the Association’s president, said. “It gives them an opportunity to see we’re here and part of the community.”

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