Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 31, 2010

Easter egg hunt to be held at Cedarhurst

Mt. Vernon — The Mt. Vernon Jaycees wants families to make memories this weekend.

The non-profit organization is hosting an Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts near Mitchell Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“The Jaycees used to do all kinds of events, but so many years have passed and everything went on the wayside,” said event organizer and Jaycee member Ashley Mehochko. “We did a community survey and what we found out was that residents want family-oriented community events to make memories with their families.”

Mehochko said the hunt was one of two community events to be held in April — the second event will be the Kelly Miller Circus April 24 near Rend Lake MarketPlace.

“We will be doing events for youth throughout the year also,” she added.

The Easter egg hunt is free and will be for ages 10 years and under; toddlers should be accompanied by an adult during the hunt, Mehochko said. In addition, those who attend can get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny for $1, and can learn more about how to get involved with the community and learn leadership skills, information states.

“We look forward to seeing as many children as we can and hope families have a good time and make a memory,” Mehochko said.

For more information, you may call Mehochko at 322-5203.

A separate Easter egg hunt is being held Friday by White Oak Rehabilitation Healthcare, 1700 White Ave., Friday at 2 p.m. Residents fill eggs with candy and special prize tickets to hide for children in age groups birth to 10 years of age. All age groups will receive prizes along with the candy in the eggs. Peter Rabbit will be the special guest at the rehabilitation center.

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