TMCC’S Annual Easter Egg Hunt Was Most EGGcellent!
Submitted by Jennifer Wilson, Easter Egg Hunt Co-Chair
This year’s event was held on Saturday, April 13, 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 3,500 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.
Donuts and juice were provided by the new HEB in The Heights. Since the store opened a few months ago, they’ve been such a wonderful addition to the area. HUGE thanks to the amazing staff there.
Each year, our one hour of free play time scheduled before the hunt begins is becoming more and more popular with the children. The rain didn’t keep anyone away! The children enjoyed the dancing with the Bunny, our face painters and the balloon artist.
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 and grandparents enjoyed the food and drinks 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 of course, the donuts.
Before the sun came up that rainy morning, the candy filled eggs were hidden in three age-specific areas by Timbergrove Manor Civic Club volunteers. As the Bunny signaled the start of the hunt, the children excitedly dashed here and there, everywhere, tossing the eggs in their favorite Easter baskets. 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 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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Jeff Wayt