Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt coverage

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt coverage Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt coverage
Sherri Watson | 18 April, 2017, 02:44

One mother commented that some of the parents "helping" the children gather eggs in the older division were more efficient than the Cleveland Browns offensive line, others were very giving to other children.

"It's just a good feeling for the community to come out and get a chance to spend time with their families, and bring the little ones out and have some fun, so it is a good event and I think the community really appreciates it", said Brice Rock, the President of the Optimist Club of Sturgis.

"I researched the special needs organizations for what needs needed to be met and what would be the best opportunity for these children for an Easter egg hunt", she said.

Children were entertained with face painting, rock painting and giant Jenga while anticipation grew. Egg hunts are supposed to be cute and adorable, but make no mistake-when candy is involved, these kids are out for blood.

The object of any Easter egg is to grab "as many as they can get", Hallmark said.

"It is always overwhelming to hear all the thanks from the parents for the children who have never been able to attend an Easter egg hunt", she said.

Waiting at the ropes, Cloverlea five-year-old Brody Shortall discussed the strategy he would employ with his mum. This year, I've got a basket for Kennedy, my granddaughter who is expected to arrive in May.

Carol Drake, egg hunt volunteer, said she has been helping with the hunt for about 15 years.

"It's good because everyone gets to try".

After quickly finding those eggs with no problems, the kids went right outside the nature preserve building and had to find 11 ping-pong ball-like eggs in a small flower field.

This Easter weekend sure had the Easter Bunny busy as he hid eggs for multiple different egg hunts throughout the hills Saturday. If you don't believe me, just watch the scuffles that break out when a piƱata is opened at a child's birthday party. Let's just hope you don't run out of candy and have to resort to "alternative" methods.

Noah, 9, said his favorite part of the drop was seeing the helicopter, while Jonathan, 6, said he liked getting the eggs the most.

The annual event takes place the week before Easter.

"It was so cool".

"They're excited about it".

"There are about 40 to 50 children here this year, more than last year, and we are pleased to bring it back because there aren't any other that we are aware of in the area like this, and because of the great feedback we had".