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Easter egg hunt scheduled for Norris Middle Commons

Saturday, March 24 marks the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Norris Middle Commons

The Girl Scouts of the Clinch River service unit began in 1993 to have an Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Norris Commons. The 6th Grade Junior troop led by Norris leaders Marianne Toennisson and Kathy Lindquist were in charge of having the other troops in the service unit fill plastic eggs with wrapped candy and on the day of the Hunt had the older girls lead games, do face painting for children and then have the children with their own baskets pick up as many eggs as they can once the signal to go was sounded.

This year will be no different. The children should arrive at the Lion’s Club Pavillion by 10 a.m.

Games will be played for a half hour. At 10:30 the children will line up behind ropes in three sections as follows: Birth through Pre-K, Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, and 3rd through 5th.

In addition to the eggs with wrapped candy, some will find a lucky #1 inside an egg. These numbers will entitle the recipient to choose a special basket made by the participating troops. These baskets will include small toys as well as candy.

Organizers ask those who find more than one number in their eggs, to share it with another friend.

Organizers also can almost guarantee that the Easter Bunny will make an appearance.

It’s a happy family day for all and a great camera moment. Come rain or shine and dress appropriately for the weather.