Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2007

It’s time to hunt eggs once again

April 5, 2007

Thousands of colorful eggs, dozens of activities and the Easter Bunny will help bring hundreds of children to Baker University's campus Saturday morning.

Rainbow Experience Preschool will again be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the middle of Baker's campus. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon.

"I think we are ready to go," said Kimberlie Pempin, event coordinator. "We have several families involved this year, which has helped a lot. We are just hoping for great weather."

This year's event will feature many of the same activities that have been available in previous years. Those include games, races, pictures with the Easter Bunny and, of course, the egg hunt.

The Baldwin City Police Department will also have the child identification table again this year.

The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. with the youngest age group, 2-and-under. The other age groups will begin in five-minute increments after the first hunt.

"It's basically the same this year," Pempin said. "We may have a larger turnout this year, but that all depends on the weather."

For the second straight year, REP is also hosting a silent auction Saturday morning. The auction features items that have been donated for the event. It will run from 10 am. to 11 a.m.

"We've tried to come up with a theme for each basket, such as a pool party basket or a baseball basket," said Shanaye McBride, auction coordinator. "It's going to be a lot like last year and then the money goes toward the operation of the preschool."

MidAmerica Bank is once again the corporate sponsor for the annual event. Dave Hill, MidAmerica Bank president, is happy to be helping bring in the Easter holiday.

"It is exciting to be part of the event," Hill said. "It's a huge event for the Baldwin City area kids. We've always enjoyed being the corporate sponsor for the last five or six years."

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