About 100 people turned out Saturday for the first Easter Egg hunt so far this year, said Brenda Brown, Lowe’s assistant store manager and coordinator for the first Easter Egg Extravaganza.
Small children played games, sack raced in pillow cases, ate cupcakes, met the Easter Bunny and hunted for about 600 eggs that were hidden at Curtis Walker Park on Saturday. By about 11 a.m., children were still lined up decorating and eating cupcakes.
Lewis Storke, 7, showed off awards he earned, including a $50 gift certificate to a family play center, during the extravaganza. Multiple businesses donated gift certificates and goods for the event, Brown and others said. Several Lowe’s employees participated to make the event a success, she said.
Children said they were excited about the gift certificates. Lewis spread out his prizes and talked about getting pizza with his certificate. He also held tight to his cupcake with white frosting and sprinkles.
“He’s been excited that he won things today,” said his grandmother Carie Clements.
This is Lewis’s first year to get to go to an Easter egg hunt, Clements said.
“(Children) had fun,” Brown said. “We really, really enjoyed it.”
When the Lowe’s employees who are also volunteers for the event showed up at the park, people were already waiting on them to start the charity event, Brown said. The fundraiser garnered about $330, which goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Brown said people willing handed over $5, sometimes more.
“We’ll definitely do this again,” said Kristi Wall, a Lowe’s employee and assistant for the event.
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