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Egg Hunt Draws A Crowd

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Lions Easter Egg Hunt organiser Sarah Potter posed briefly with the Easter Bunny

Proud dad David Black brought along his daughter Rebecca to hunt for Easter Eggs

April 20, 2017

The Kingaroy Lions Club estimate they raised close to $1000 from an Easter Egg Hunt they held at Kingaroy’s Memorial Park last weekend.

The idea was the brainchild of Sarah Potter, who suggested the club offer a fun activity for local families on Easter Saturday.

Sarah’s fellow Lions Club members agreed to give it a try.

But they were almost overwhelmed when a crowd of about 300 parents and children came along to take part in two Easter Egg hunts, Easter Egg tossing and other fun games, and craft activities set up on several of the park’s benches.

A highlight of the morning for most children was a visit by the Easter Bunny, who was guided into the park by Sarah’s mother, Cr Danita Potter.

The Easter Bunny was soon swamped by adoring children who all wanted the opportunity to be photographed with the world’s most famous rabbit.

Meanwhile, parents chowed down at the Lions sausage sizzle or watched on as their children played.

Sarah said the seemingly simple event took several months to organise, and while planting eggs for the day’s first Easter Egg hunt at 9:00am was easy to do before the crowd descended on the park, planting eggs for a second hunt around 11:30am – when the park was packed – proved a little more challenging.

Proceeds from the day will go to assist Lions Medical Research.

The club is now deciding whether to make the Easter Egg hunt one of its regular annual activities.

Most children wanted to be photographed with the famous rabbit, but others just wanted a cuddle


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One Response to Egg Hunt Draws A Crowd

  1. My dog Lucy and I went along on the morning, and there was so much joy in the park that day. It’s a great initiative for locals who ‘staycation’ or host visitors over the Easter long weekend, and I hope it becomes an annual event. I loved that it wasn’t all about chocolate either. The organisers hid the eggs far and wide so that the kids went running when they had the signal to hunt! And unlike a well-reported interstate event, where children were trampled, there was none of that greed here. Kids who started hunting early were gently admonished by parents to wait, and those who missed out on finding an egg, were still given one anyway. Well done for organising a new event, with a great friendly atmosphere. (PS Lucy enjoyed all the pats and cuddles from the kids – and the sausage she found on the ground, which was almost as big as her!)

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