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Press Release

April 10, 2004

60 Children in the Care of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services Participate in an Easter Egg Hunt at Dylan’s Candy Bar in Manhattan


Saturday, April 10, 2004
9:30-10:30 AM

Media should arrive at 9:30 a.m.


Dylan’s Candy Bar
Corner of 60th Street and Third Avenue


Dylan’s Candy Bar hosts an Easter egg hunt and party for approximately 60 young children engaged in childcare, foster care and preventive service programs under the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). The speaking program and Easter egg hunt will be held inside Dylan’s Candy Bar at the northeast corner of 60th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan.

Dylan’s Candy Bar COO Joe Caparella will host the celebration, along with ACS Commissioner William C. Bell.

In addition to the Easter egg hunt, children will be entertained by a magician and the Easter Bunny, and will receive goodie bags filled with treats donated by Dylan’s Candy Bar and other in-kind donors.

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services protects and ensures the safety and well being of New York City’s children and strengthens families. Formed in 1996, the agency oversees the City’s programs of child protection, foster care, preventive services, adoption, childcare and Head Start.

Co-owners Dylan Lauren, daughter of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren, and Jeff Rubin, the man behind such sweet endeavors as FAO Schweetz, Toys R’ Us Candy Land, and Hershey World Times Square, opened Dylan’s Candy Bar in Manhattan in October 2001. The 10,000 square foot emporium offers everything candy aficionados could possibly crave in a boutique setting including a selection of over 5,000 candies and a variety of candy spectacles. Store highlights include a twelve-foot tall “chocolate” bunny, a life–sized tree made of oversized lollipops, peppermint candy stools in the café, and a seven-foot giant kiss. Dylan's Candy bar locations include: Orlando/FL, Houston/TX and LI/ NY.

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