Selectman Rob Mallozzi announced that Mallozzi 2011 will host a free event at Mead Park on Saturday to officially kick off his first selectman campaign. Open to all New Canaanites, regardless of party affiliation, this event will showcase old-fashioned American fun that appeals to the whole family. Featuring the Great Sirico magic show, kids and adults alike will enjoy the entertainment plus free ice cream and giveaways.

"Open to the whole community, hosting an event at Mead Park is my way of engaging New Canaan families in a fun spring afternoon that provides another example of what our great town has to offer," Mallozzi said.

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The event takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the park's lodge. Visit www.mallozzi2011.com to print out a coupon and to redeem a free New Canaan baseball cap at the event.