By Tim Louque, Activities Committee
Timbergrove Manor’s 2018 Annual Easter Egg Hunt was MOST EGGCELLENT!
This year’s event, was held on Saturday, March 24 at the Sinclair Elementary School grounds and it was once again sponsored by Elizabeth McCormick, Realtor with Heritage Texas Properties. Every year, the event is said by many people to be the best Easter Egg Hunt ever. THANK YOU Elizabeth McCormick.
Candy and toys to fill approximately 1500 plastic eggs were donated again this year by Heather Mouzourakis at Heights Mobil. THANKS Heather Mouzourakis. Oh! And while we are talking about Heights Mobil, the staff there filled every one of those eggs. WOW! Thank you for THAT as well.
Each year, our one hour of free play time scheduled before the hunt begins is becoming more and more popular with the children. This time, it actually took a lot of work to get them to stop playing and get to the hunting!
Children and their parents took advantage of the entire park. It was uplifting to see so many children covering the playground equipment, running through the lawn, chasing balls and playing on the basketball court. Children, parents, grandparents – with food, drinks, blankets, toys and enjoyed picnics in the grass as they laughed and simply spent time together. Throughout the park, we heard sounds of happiness and fun. Everybody enjoyed wonderful balloon creations. The face painting was exceptionally creative and beautiful this year. Families enjoyed milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, water, coffee and everyone chose their favorite breakfast pastries.
And then, at 10:00 on the dot, the hunt started! Even before the sun came up, the candy filled eggs were hidden three age specific areas by Timbergrove Manor Civic Club volunteers. As the ribbons were cut and 3, 2, 1 was counted down, the children excitedly dashed here and there, everywhere, tossing the eggs in their favorite Easter baskets. Because every child was asked to go to a table literally covered in prizes and select their favorite toy, the eggs were frenetically emptied, re-assembled and placed in several bins to be used again next year, so they could then go and claim their choice prize.
And what is the highlight of all Easter Egg Hunt highlights? A picture with the Easter Bunny of course! There was an estimated 20 / 80 mixture of fear and delightful anticipation. Children lined up with their parents and dog owners standing with their sweet puppies and random adults as giddy as school kids were waiting to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.Of course, none of this would have been possible without the help of so many generous volunteers. THANK YOU! We appreciate you and we need YOU! If you’d be interested in volunteering to help us out in any way possible with future events, please send an e-mail to Tim Louque at firstname.lastname@example.org