Lindsay CravenStaff Writer
March 26, 2013
The Town of Yadkinville held its annual Easter egg hunt and community event on March 23 at the Yadkinville Community Park.
Yadkinville residents came out despite frigid temperatures and dreary skies to allow their children to hunt for eggs throughout the park and have a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny.
The egg hunt event was split the children up by age to allow all the kids a fair opportunity. Children in attendance ranged from just a year all the way to age 12.
“I think the event went really well,” said Paul Lowe, event coordinator and the town’s director of development and planning. “It went a little quicker than I had anticipated but I think that had a lot to do with the weather. I was pleased with how many people showed up though.”
Lowe said the event was made possible thanks to the help of Gaye Baity of Branch Bakery and Third Branch Cafe, the Yadkinville Downtown Business Association, the Yadkin Family YMCA and the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce.The volunteers hid a total of 708 eggs.
Lowe said that the Yadkinville Family Dollar donated several bags of candy to assist with the event as well.
At the conclusion of the egg hunt children got to tally their egg totals and those who found the most were awarded with a sweet treat.
Audrey Whitley, 10, of Yadkinville and Sierra Taylor, 10 of Yadkinville swiped the top prize for the 10 to 12 age group. Alexandria Santos, 7, of Yadkinville and Angelz Cortez, 7, of Yadkinville took home the prize for the seven to nine age group. Timmy Clarkson, 4, of Yadkinville was the big winner for the four to six age group.