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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Dedicated Hunters Brave Cold for Easter Eggs


April 11, 2018

Jewel Etherington

CJ Sillerud receives candy from the Easter Bunny (Janiel Zimdars) at the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Glasgow April 7.

At a balmy 25 degrees, brave and eager children came out on April 7, to hunt for Easter eggs the Easter bunny had hid (or placed) around Hoyt Park.

The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by Reynolds Market and FMDH, was originally scheduled for the Saturday before Easter, March 30, but weather conditions delayed the event to the following week. Despite the added wait time Mother Nature didn't get the memo, and still decided to keep the cold air lingering. With some warmer temps the week prior though, the ground was mostly clear of snow and the hunt was on.

According to Lisa Koski, the day was the coldest it has ever been in the many years that the Easter egg hunt has occurred. Normally 300 to 400 children participate and this year only 40 to 50 children came out bundled up to gather the eggs full of treats. At the event Koski joked "I thought we would have to pay the kids to pick up all of the eggs!"

Not only did the children brave the cold, but the Easter Bunny (Janiel Zimdars played the part) and his helpers, the GHS High School Student Council, the Key Club and the DC Trip students, along with Kiwanis members, had to hide all 2,000 eggs prior to the event.

It was not all in vain those intrepid children who did shrug off the cold weather and step out to participate pocketed a treasure trove of candies and no one left short on supplies of sweets. Lets hope Mother Nature decides to cooperate next year.


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