Eggsellent Fun in Callander
Two and a half year old Jacob Reinhart looks to see what's in the plastic Easter egg he found during the Easter Egg Hunt held in Callander. Organizers of the first annual Callander Recreation Committee Easter Egg Hunt have a hit on their hands.
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Getting ready for the Ducks in the Bear toss.
Two and a half year old Jacob Reinhart looks to see what's in the plastic Easter egg he found during the Easter Egg Hunt held in Callander.
Organizers of the first annual Callander Recreation Committee Easter Egg Hunt have a hit on their hands.
Nearly 80 children and their families turned out at the Callander Community Centre to enjoy what will no doubt become an Easter tradition. Committee chair, Tanya Kovacs says the Easter egg hunt and other children’s activities were put together over the last three weeks by an enthusiastic group of committee members and volunteers.
“We actually had heard that Callander had an Easter egg hunt before and we just thought it would be nice to bring it up again and start doing it again and see what kind of turnout we get and something for the kids to do.” explained Kovacs.
The turnout exceeded expectations. Callander councilor Robb Noon said organizers had to make some quick adjustments to the Easter egg hunt and prize bags to ensure all the children that came out went home with treats.
Children were also treated to several other activities including an Egg (golf ball) in the Spoon race, basketball toss, Ducks in the Bear toss, Pin the Tail on the Bunny and of course the Easter egg hunt which was held in the outfield of the community centre’s baseball diamond. Kids collected plastic Easter eggs that were handed in for special prize bags.
Si the Clown entertained children with his monkey puppet, while the Easter Bunny handed out chocolate treats. A barbeque wrapped up the day’s events.
“We wanted to make sure that we had a little something, like a little hotdog barbeque for them afterwards so they’d have a little snack too… not just chocolate.” laughed Kovacs.