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City of Valley Grande holds Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Valley Grande held its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Valley Grande Ball Park.

Several kids were spread across three different fields by age: 4-under, five through seven and eight and older.

The egg hunt was arranged by Valley Grande Councilwoman Sara Day and Bubba Holley of Valley Grande Parks and Recreation. The egg hunt was rescheduled from April 10 because of inclement weather.

Valley Grande Mayor Wayne Labbe said he was glad the city finally had an outdoor activity for the kids.

“I love seeing the kids have fun,” Labbe said. “Having the egg hunt postponed a week probably affected attendance, but the kids had fun.”

Day said the residents did not mind having an Easter Egg hunt two weeks after Easter Sunday.

Holley said divine intervention made him determined to have an egg hunt, especially since last year’s event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“God put it on my heart last year before the virus hit and had to cancel it,” Holley said. “God laid it on my heart to have this easter egg hunt to being our community closer together we have all these churches in Dallas County but we never get outside our four walls that’s not what God called us to do.

“We’re supposed to go out into our community and help others, because in the end we are all God’s children until that happens our community will not get any better. That’s not what I want for my community. I want to see my community rise for the ashes and become better than it ever was. And all it takes is for us to come together as one.”