Two community Easter egg hunts planned for Saturday

Published 6:28 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017

There will be plenty of Easter fun this Saturday for people in Selma and Orrville. Omega Chi Foundation as well as the town of Orrville are hosting community Easter egg hunts.

Omega Chi Foundation’s hunt will be at 2 p.m. at Riverfront Park just off of Water Avenue. Attorney Brandon Wooten, president of the foundation, said the hunt is another way the organization has come up with to give back to the community.

“Historically, this is what our fraternity does,” Wooten said. “We’re just trying to do things and do our part to uplift the community, and we feel like it will be good to show the youth that men are doing well, that are doing things.”

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In recent months, the fraternity has cooked for people and given free haircuts at the Edmundite Missions Bosco Nutrition Center, as well as starting a mentoring program at Selma High School and giving out hams to families in need at Thanksgiving.

Wooten said he has spent the last few days going around to different schools spreading the word about the egg hunt.

“The kids are very excited. They are just excited for having an Easter egg hunt period,” Wooten said.

“They’re excited about grilling and eating hotdogs, they’re excited about the candy that we’re going to put in the Easter eggs. I told them there are even going to be some cash prizes, so we’ll put a couple of dollars in some of the eggs.”

Wooten said the top egg hunters will get gift cards to McDonalds of Zaxby’s.

“Each school said they’ve got a winner that’s going to be the person that gets the most eggs, so it’s kind of a like a competitive thing,” Wooten said. “It’s going to be fun seeing them out running around.”

The Orrville egg hunt, which is in its fourth year, will be at the Orrville Community Center, located at 463 Academy Street, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin said the hunt will begin at 12:30 p.m., and there will be food, fun and games, as well as the Easter Bunny.

“It’s just going to be a great time,” Lumpkin said. “Every year it is like we’re adding more and more activities. It’s just a lot of fun seeing those young people come out and look for those Easter eggs.”

Lumpkin said it brings back childhood memories getting to see the kids having fun and trying to find as many eggs as they can.

“It just brings back memories of when you did that a long, long, long time ago when you were out there running,” Lumpkin said. “It’s a lot of fun. I just love seeing the kids happy.”

Lumpkin said Towanda Moseley and Jewell Williamson played a big part in helping organize the hunt.

Organizers for both hunts are asking kids to bring their own baskets to hunt eggs with.