Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday At 10AM, Volunteers And Candy Still Needed

This Saturday at 10am sharp is the popular Spring Egg Hunt at the park, a fun event for families in the neighborhood to come together.

Last year's Easter Egg Hunt, traditionally held on the grass in front of the Laurelhurst Community Center was well attended with over 200 kids.

This year, Cheryl, a recreation specialist with Seattle Parks and Recreation, is coordinating the event with limited staff and limited funds.

She told us that she still needs more volunteers to help make this run smoothly and be successful.  She added that this is a great event for High School students who need volunteer hours.

Cheryl asks that volunteers meet at the Laurelhurst Community Center at 8:30am and they should be finished by 11am.

Cheryl told us that still needs more candy to fill the eggs. Donations should be individually wrapped candies that will fit in plastic eggs. Candy can be dropped off at the Laurelhurst Community Center during open hours (which are today through Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and today and tomorrow 2:30 – 6:15pm) and indicate they are for the egg hunt.

And she added "My biggest concern is that we have appropriate candy/prizes for the very little children that would not pose choking problems, etc. So if you could ask for people to donate candy/ small prizes appropriate for ages 2 and under."

Cheryl said she also needs more items that can be used for prizes such as chocolate bunnies, sidewalk chalk, stuffed bunnies, any leftover birthday party prizes that people may have around the house such as bubbles, etc. for ages 1 to 10 years old. Volunteers will be putting together prize packages or baskets for those who find the "prize eggs," probably 3 – 5 for each age group.

To sign up to volunteer and for more information contact Cheryl at 386-9106

The event is hosted by Seattle Parks and Recreation Laurelhurst Community Center Advisory Council.

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