2013 Annual Easter Egg Hunt a huge success!
The Eagle River Lions and Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Clubs welcomed more than 1,500 youth for the 2013 Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Children dressed up in their new clothes accompanied by snow boots, as this year was definitely a traditional Easter in Alaska with so much snow still on the ground.
As the fire engine sounded the start, the children rushed forward attempting to collect as many eggs as they could to fill their baskets, buckets or bags while parents waited excitedly on the sidelines. Within approximately five minutes, all the eggs were gone.
Over 10,000 eggs were filled with candy, coins and prizes that were distributed throughout the four age groups. The youngest, ages 1-3, were located within the Lions Club and circled around the straw filled egg-hunting area. The Easter Bunny and friends hopped around distributing eggs and candy to all — even the parents.
The egg hunting areas were relocated to the fields around the ballpark, allowing the obstacle of several feet snow to be easily overcome by the many volunteers dedicated in making this event such a success.
A special “Thank You” to all of the volunteers from the Eagle River Lions Club, Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions, Chugiak Lions, Eagle River Elks, the VFW, Bear Mountain Leos, Boys & Girls Club, the Eagle River Fire Department and several individuals from the community. An additional “Thank You” for the numerous donations from: Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Food Pantry, Masonic Lodge 13, VFW and Ladies Auxiliary, and New Borns In-Need. Til Wallace provided four amazing bikes and several baskets. V. F. Grace Company provided a large part of the candy to fill the plastic eggs.
Thanks for making Easter 2013 a day to remember for all of the children of Eagle River!
If you are interested in learning more about being a Lion, please visit www.lionsclub.org, www.sleepingladylions.org or www.eagleriverlions.org. Or you can call me, Karen Burns at 242-1129.