Empty Stocking Fund Egg Hunt

March 29th, 2014

Spring has sprung, and Easter is just around the corner, and the Tri-city Empty Stocking Fund’s 33rd Annual Egg Hunt has been scheduled.  Director Jim “Muggins” Bennett said the date the hunt would be held this year is April 19th at 1 p.m., in the field adjacent to Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation at Koal town.  If it rains, the event will be postponed until the following day, Sunday, at 2 p.m.  “We have 36 prize eggs, which is 12 for each of the three age groups,” Bennet said.  The age groups are 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10.  There will be 120 dozen eggs hidden for the children, and bugs Bunny will be mingling in the crowd.  There will also be approximately 150 stuffed animals given out.  A drawing will be held for the parents as well.  Parents may win one of three prizes, Bennet said, including their own East basket, an Easter cake donated by Food City, or a fruit basket donated by Roper’s Market.  Those attending are asked to park in the ARH Clinic parking lot in order to keep entrances and exits to the nursing home clear.  Due to safety reasons, participants are asked not to park alongside U.S. 119.  Bennett started the Easter egg hunt 33 years ago, and hid four-dozen at the Benham ballpark.  There was one prize egg that year – a $25 savings bond – that was donated by the late Paul Browning.  For more information, please call Bennett at 606-589-5310.

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