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Mar 182014
 

easter egg hunt

One of the young participants from the 2013 Easter Egg Hunt.

For 52 years, the Easter Bunny has never let the Orange Lions Club down. He believes in their charitable acts and is more than happy to help out when they call.

The 52nd Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the High Plains Community Center, Saturday, April 12 from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. (Rain Date April 19).

There will be face painting; popcorn and coffee available, and of course the always popular photos with the Easter Bunny (Bring your camera!)

The Lions know that big gatherings can be overwhelming for little children, so they split the hunt up into different categories — Pre K up to 6th grade have their own specified time on the lawn so 4-year-olds don’t have to compete with 10-year-olds for the thousands of chocolate eggs in the grass.

Age groups are as follows:

Pre-school – Kindergarten

1st and 2nd Grade

3rd and 4th Grade

5th and 6th Grade

Among the foil covered chocolate eggs in each group are many Lucky Star eggs that entitle the bearer to a special prize. The Easter Egg hunt attracts hundreds of children each year and participation and parking are free.

The Lions are seeking monetary donations with which to purchase these prizes.

If you would like to help of for more information call Nick at 203-901-9062.

Editor’s Note: Last year I practiced with my granddaughter for a few weeks before the hunt. She knew how to pick up the eggs and place them in a basket. She was so shy and tiny that I didn’t put her in the roped in area, but she was just as happy as can be with the ONE pink foil egg she found outside the ropes. At that age, it’s not about filling a basket, it’s more about just being there, meeting the Easter Bunny, and finding one egg is a huge sense of accomplishment.