Lions Club Easter egg hunt set for Saturday
by Hawkins Teague
Mar 28, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the springtime weather rapidly warms, hundreds of children will be at West Cadiz Park on Saturday to try to outwit their competitors at the Lions Club Easter egg hunt.

The hunt starts at 1 p.m. Lions member Bill Abel has been in charge of the hunt for the last seven years, although the club held it before that time. After Abel joined, he sort of took it on as his pet project, and he said it has grown by leaps and bounds because of the large number of sponsors that have agreed to help out since that time. As of last week, he was still finalizing some of them. Abel said he enjoys the event because it is a good way for the club to “give back to the community,” that has given them so much.

“It’s a fun thing to do and a way to create excitement and give something back for those who have helped us so much with our fundraisers,” Abel said.

Most Lions Club fundraisers, such as the annual pancake breakfast and a spaghetti dinner, go to testing the eyesight of children and the elderly. When those who need glasses can’t afford them, Lions also help pay for them.

Although egg-hunting is usually enough to get kids excited, several prizes will be offered, such as bicycles, stuffed animals, chocolate bunnies, tricycles, CD players and mini FM radios. Abel said there will also be 12 $50 savings bonds. Some of the eggs will have special tags on them denoting a particular prize.

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