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There will even be a special visit by the Easter Bunny who will arrive with a police escort.
The 15 Brownies who will assist in the hunt are all third graders at Rice Elementary; most of the girls have been together since their first year as Daisy scouts. On the day of the hunt, the Brownies will be hiding eggs and helping smaller children hunt for their eggs. The kids will be divided into age categories 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-10 to ensure everyone will have a great time. The girls will also be donning bunny ears to get into the spirit of the egg hunt.
“This will not only be fun for the kids, but it also engages the girls in a community service activity that is required for them to earn the last patch required to complete their Brownie Quest,” explains Holly.
Supervisor Mark Taney, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Committee, points out last year there was no egg hunt but this year the board of supervisors has budgeted $800 to continue this well attended community event. In addition to the township’s support, Taney points out State Representative Gerald Mullery will be donating to the egg hunt.
“To be sure that all children are included, we will have a special designated area for children who are disabled. I think it’s very important that everyone can participate regardless of their special needs. I believe we are the only township that does this,” says Taney.
The supervisor applauds the idea of having the Brownie troop assist in the hunt, remarking, “I think it’s a beautiful thing that they will spend their time and effort on community outreach and are learning from it.” He adds the girls are learning many things from their involvement in this event, and have even made a spreadsheet to add and subtract their expenses.
Dorrance Township will also hold an Easter Egg Hunt on the township grounds on the following day, April 6. The event, which will be held rain or shine, will begin at 1:00 pm. Ages 1-10 are welcome. Signups are required for the Dorrance Easter Egg Hunt. There will be signup sheets at the Township Municipal building, Andy’s and JL Market. Deadline for signup is April 2, so hurry!
The fun continues into next week when Fairview and Wright Township will hold their Annual Easter Festival for children ages 12 and under. The kids are invited to come and see the Easter Bunny for a day of fun, activities and prizes. The event will be held April 12 at Fairview Memorial Park, rain or shine. Activities, from 2 to 4 pm, will include crafts, face painting and a moon bounce. The Egg Hunt starts at 3 pm.
The Slocum Township Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Easter Party will also be held on April 12 for the children ages 0-12 years. The party will be held from 2pm til 4 pm. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and help hunt some eggs and do some crafts.
So, thanks to the spirit and generosity of the Mountaintop community, there are plenty of Easter Egg Hunts and activities to get the kids excited about the holiday and make some happy memories.