EARLY — CARE Nursing and Rehabilitation will host its largest Early Community Easter Egg Hunt during its fourth annual event Saturday morning.
The nursing home (200 Country Road 216) is scheduled to have more than 3,200 Easter eggs to be hunted for by youth in hopes of scoring, besides candy, some nice prizes. The hunt is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is free of admission and donations of candy and eggs are welcome.
A total of 12 bicycles and tricycles will be offered as some of the prizes during three separate egg hunts from kids of different age groups. There will be two grand prize winners from each category.
Three different hunts, separated by age groups, will each vie for 30 different prized eggs throughout the 1,000 or so total eggs during their respective hunt. Those aged 4 and under will go first, then followed by kids aged 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be offered after the hunts.
“A lot of the elderly people (at the nursing home) don’t have a chance to see their grandchildren, so I know it’s really exciting for a lot of these families,” said director of marketing and admissions Sharon Hannah. “We also like to do this for the county and the community.”
Hannah said six different sponsors contributed with candy and the prizes, including the tricycles and bicycles: Buckmasters, Gentiva Hospice, Interim Hospice, CNS Home Health Care, Kindred at Home and Exotic Minis Car Club.
“We’re very gracious for all those who donated and make this happen,” Hannah said.