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HAPPY HUNTING

Noon Exchange Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars post host egg hunts for children before Easter

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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 12:37 pm, Fri Apr 5, 2013.

About 30 Head Start students were treated to an Easter egg hunt March 28 courtesy of the Copperas Cove Noon Exchange Club.

“We’ve been doing it for years,” said Mike Blount, club president. “Every year our club members bring in eggs, and a couple of us come out and hide them, and the kids come outside and go crazy.”

The club has hosted the event for almost 10 years. Giving back to the community through events like the Easter egg hunt brings club members lots of joy, Blount said.

“Most of the kids in Head Start may not have this at home, and we want to make sure every one of them gets the chance to be a kid,” Blount said.

700 candy-filled eggs

About 700 colored plastic eggs filled with candy were “hidden” on slides, tables and swings on the Head Start playground for the kids to find.

“I had my grandkids (at Head Start) many years ago,” said Sandy Vegh, chairman of the Easter egg hunt committee.

“Some other organization was doing it, and when they stopped, I thought the Exchange Club could take over.”

Sue Reindel, Head Start director, who started working at the Cove center last fall, said the club approached her earlier this year to coordinate the event.

“It helps us teachers and it’s great when the community helps the Head Start program.”

VFW post hosts egg hunt

Colorful plastic eggs were spread throughout Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 Saturday morning for the 30 children who participated in the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary.

“We used to go out to City Park, but we would always get rained out so we brought it in here,” said Juanita Workman, Auxiliary president. “The ladies donate the eggs and prizes, and we put it towards our programs.”

The Auxiliary raises funds for about a dozen programs. Workman said the Easter event is just one way the organization shows it’s engaged with the community.

Participants were treated to food and games after the egg hunt.

“It’s fun for the kids,” said Kira-Marie Nelson, who brought her 1-year-old daughter for her first egg hunt.

“I came just to get her out because she likes to interact with other children.”

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