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Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) is proud to announce that Wellesley Bank is the 2017 Premiere Sponsor for Linden Square Shopping center. This generous sponsorship allows for additional events and programming for the Linden Square customers this year.

The first event to kick off their sponsorship is the annual Easter HOPpenings featuring the breakfasts with the Easter bunny at The Cottage followed by centerwide activities to include a petting zoo, karaoke, face painting, Easter egg decorating and more! New programming for 2017 includes a Summer Concert Series, Summer Camp Expo, Pawctober Pet Festival and more.

“Wellesley Bank is overjoyed to have the opportunity to support our community businesses and clients through these events and programming at Linden Square. These events benefit not only our local non-profit organizations, but also our local commerce, both essential to the success of our community. We thoroughly enjoy both sponsoring and participating in the Linden Square events and are looking forward to all the wonderful events this year.” said Thomas J. Fontaine, President and CEO of Wellesley Bank.

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 10.28.29 PMPartial proceeds of the Easter HOPpenings benefits the B fund, a local non-profit whose mission is to educate and empower participants to use their time, talents, and treasures to raise awareness and funds for families caring for critically ill children.

“The B Fund is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Easter HOPpenings. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our mission and engage attendees in one of our signature activities that reinforces to children that their caring acts can help others and make a difference in the lives of critically ill children.” said Kathleen VanDernoot, Founder of The B Fund.

“Federal Realty Investment Trust strives for its shopping centers to serve as a community hub for the surrounding customers with educational, fun, and inspirational programming. The sponsorship from Wellesley Bank is a tremendous collaboration that allows us to continue offering events like the annual Easter HOPpenings to our customers while supporting a worthy cause like the B Fund” said Holly Bitz, Marketing Manager with Federal Realty Investment Trust.