The true herald of spring in Lake Country has almost arrived. The annual Easter Egg Roll hosted by Lake Country Leisure Services at Jack Seaton Park is being held Good Friday, April 6.
Every year, this event seems to be bigger than the year before. Organizers and volunteers are already hard at work on the details of the big day, getting ready for another large crowd.
Sheila Gunn, leisure service coordinator for the District of Lake Country, said last year every single one of the 750 prepared goody bags were handed out to children.
“We had a huge turn out last year, bigger than expected,” said Gunn.
“This year we aren’t sure what to expect, it might be bigger, but we’ll be ready for everyone who decides to join us.”
The Easter Egg Hunt is for all Lake Country children ages one to 12 years old (including Grade 7s). The hunt officially begins at noon, but registration begins at 10:30 a.m. in Jack Seaton Park.
Don’t worry about what to do until the hunt begins—family entertainer James Johnson will be performing from 11:15 to noon. It promises to be a great show and is an excellent reason to join in the fun.
The Lake Country Lions will be selling barbecued hot dogs at the Easter Egg Hunt. All proceeds will go to local Lion’s charities.
Signing up is very important—with such a large event the organizers need to know just how many people are participating so everything runs smoothly.
Gunn and her crew have been known to play Easter bunny at the last moment to ensure children all go home with their sought-after goodies.
With so many people expected to attend, Gunn hopes people leave themselves enough time to find appropriate parking in the area and are courteous to neighbours.
“The Easter Egg Hunt is an event for the entire community, we love to see the families and children out enjoying themselves.
“This is something that brings everyone together,” Gunn said.