Chester Rotary holds annual Easter Egg Hunt
By Gregg Scott
The Rotary Club of Chester has been hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at the Chester Park for decades, but this year Father Winter got the best of the members by covering the park with feet of snow that was just not safe as a venue, so on Saturday, April 8 they moved to the elementary school and used the playground blacktop as an alternative. Maybe not traditional, but very provisional on short notice. Mt. Lassen Community Church jumped in with help stuffing the eggs and they also had some sausage stuffed pancakes and hot chocolate there as ‘warmer-uppers.’
Thousands of eggs were spread out in separate age groups for the kids, with each egg containing either candy, money, a toy or a ticket for a prize or gift basket. Of course, the Easter Bunny is always there for photos and a big Easter welcome. Some may think that there is much irony in the act of a multitude of people spending several weeks planning an event that takes several hours to set up knowing it will be over in 10 – 15 minutes. Well, these folks think the effort is worth it to see the smiles from blessed children.