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Hippity Hoppity, The Orange Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt Is On It’s Way!

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Mar 262017
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt for all Orange Children on Saturday, April 8, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The first hunt for the youngest children steps off at 1 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 15th , at High Plains Community Center, with the same schedule of events as on April 8. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m., one half-hour before the start of the Easter Egg Hunt itself.

There will be face painting for the children, and hot coffee for the adults.

The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four (4) age groups. This allows each child to have an equal opportunity to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs which the Lions Club will have to distribute.

The four age groups are: (1) Pre School through Kindergarten; (2) First Grade and Second Grade; (3) Third Grade and Fourth Grade; (4) Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to children in all age categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult should accompany all participating children to this event. Each child should have a bag or basket to collect their eggs (to be fair, children only on the field during his or her designated hunt). Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.

Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to this event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901- 9062. All donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year. Among the other annual events are: the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Senior Pizza Party, a Comedy Night fundraiser, eye screenings for pre-schoolers, an annual Wine Tasting fundraiser, and giveaways for children at the Memorial Day parade.

In addition, the Orange Lions make contributions to many community organizations; and for many years, the Lions have run a Community Grants Program for local groups who are seeking funds for a special reason. In particular, the Orange Lions Club has made many gifts to the Case Memorial Library over the years for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes for the sight impaired and the general public. The Orange Lions also fund two $1,000 scholarships each year for students graduating from Amity High School.

Lions Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 4

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Apr 032015
 

easter egg huntThe Orange Lions Club’s 53rd annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday, April 4 from 12-2:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds OR inside the High Plains Community Center Gym.

The popular event includes free face painting, coffee and popcorn.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m.  Additional activities include face painting and coffee beginning at noon. The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four groups, to ensure that every child has an equal chance to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs that will be scattered.

The four groups are: Pre-School through Kindergarten; 1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade; and 5th & 6th grade.  More than 10,000 chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt.  In addition, many prizes will be awarded to children in the above four categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult must accompany all participating children.  Each child should bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.  Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.  Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Lion Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event.  Anyone who wishes to contribute prizes or make a donation toward the purchase of prizes for this traditional community event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062.  All contributors and donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year.  Among other activities are: the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Orange Scholarship Fund, (which awards two $1,000 scholarships to local youths each year), the annual Senior’s Pizza Party plus the Orange Lions provides Community Grants to worthy organizations and government agencies to purchase needed items.  The Orange Lions Club makes generous gifts to Case Memorial Library for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes and DVD’s for the sight impaired.

The Orange Lions Club also sponsors the Foundation High School Leo Club (Lions youth group) for special needs youth.  The Lions also provide needed funds for the support of eye research, training of Fidelco guide dog for the blind, Lions low vision centers which provide vision aids to the sight impaired at cost, Connecticut Radio Information Systems, and Camp Hemlocks for disabled children.  The Lions motto is “We Serve.”

 

Originally Published on: Mar 9, 2015 @ 19:39

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Lions Easter Egg Hunt: Fun For Kids Of All Ages

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Apr 162014
 

IMG_7683On Saturday, April 12, the Orange Lions Club hosted its 52nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Orange Fairgrounds.

The day was absolutely perfect, warm, sunny and pleasant.

Julia’s Bakery donated goodies for the adults to enjoy with their coffee, the popcorn was popping, and PEZ donated hundreds of their famous candy dispensers for the children who visited with the Easter Bunny under the Gazebo.

The Bunny arrived with Officer Mike Kosh from the Orange Police Department.

There were four different easter egg hunts for specific age groups. The little ones went first gingerly picking up one egg at a time and  happily walking away with 10 or 15 chocolate treats. If he or she had a foil star on on of the eggs they were entitled to a special prize.

the older children rushed in, grabbing 2-3 eggs at a time, and so on. 1,500 eggs disappeared in a matter of seconds.

There were only about 10-15 kids in the oldest age group, so the Lions invited any of the younger children who were still around in to join them. This is where the magic happened, the older kids shared with the little ones and even approached the Lions after all the seeded candy was gone and thanked them for having the event.

This is by far one of the nicest events in the town of Orange.