Community Egg Hunting Party 2020

Dave Farris Community, News

We are inviting you to join us at our 2020 Community Easter Egg Hunting Party at Randolph Park on Saturday, April 11.  This is a collaborative effort among several local churches and businesses and we are pumped about the potential for something as fun and simple as an Easter Egg Hunt!

While also hosting egg hunts for children 0-12, we are spotlighting specific hunting zones for our special needs community!  Along with egg hunts, we will have vendor booths setup in the main pavilion with games and activities for children of all ages.  Our hope and prayer for this event is to share the love of Jesus on a weekend His love for us was demonstrated on the cross!

A Facebook event (LINK HERE) has been set up for you to stay up to date with the latest information and to share with others who may be interested in volunteering, contributing or participating. 

Schedule:

  • Online registration is available NOW (HERE)
  • 9:00-9:45am — On site registration in the main pavilion
  • 10:00-10:15am — 0-2 year old hunt
  • 10:30-10:45am — 3-5 year old hunt
  • 11:00-11:15 — 6-8 year old hunt
  • 11:30 — 11:45 — 9-12 year old hunt
  • 12:00-12:30 — Special needs hunts

*special shout out to Community Christian Church, Grace Fellowship Baptist, Blue Ridge Fudge Lady, Northstar Pulaski and other local organizations stepping up to help make this happen!!


Ways you can help:

  • You can help get the word out:
    • Help us spread the word via social media
    • Help by inviting your friends and family, especially those who may have special needs
  • You can help by donating:
    • We have created an Amazon Wishlist HERE to give some ideas of what we need. If you order from there, it can be shipped to us!
    • Plastic eggs (we are hoping to have at least 10,000)
    • Non-chocolate candy and toys to fill eggs
    • Door prizes for golden eggs
    • Tax exemptible monetary donations to help with signs, promotion, prizes, etc
      • Checks can be made out to Northstar Church Pulaski c/o Egg Hunt donation
      • 233 Broad St. Dublin, VA 24084
  • You can help by volunteering:
    • To pull this off, we need volunteers!! Not just for the day of, but in the days leading up to it as well:
      • Egg stuffers
      • Setup crew (hunting zones, hiding eggs, etc)
      • Runners (folks willing to help wherever needed)
    • We have set up a short volunteer interest form (HERE) for those willing to serve

You can drop off your donations at the Northstar Pulaski Church office located at 233 Broad St. Dublin, VA 24084.  (Please contact them at office@northstarpulaski.org or at 540-307-0407 to set up a time to do so)


Special Needs Hunts

  • The hunting zones will be divided into quadrants with specifically colored eggs in each quadrant
    • This will include a zone in the parking lot to allow kids with mobility issues an opportunity to ‘hunt’ as well
  • We not only want accommodate the field to our special needs community, we also want to accommodate the eggs
  • Eggs will be color coded and filled with unique candy and/or prizes to fit various special needs:
    • Blue eggs will be filled with candy that is allergen-free.
      • The top 8 most common allergens were targeted (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat & soy).
    • Purple eggs will be filled with sugar free candy with diabetic individuals in mind.
    • Yellow eggs will be filled with soft candy.
    • Orange eggs will be filled with small toys.
  • Families are encouraged to select the most appropriate section with the specific individual in mind when registering

With this event we hope to establish an ongoing relationship with the special needs community throughout the NRV. We hope to provide appropriate supports and an engaging experience with their needs in mind. We also want to thank those assisting us with this labor of love. Your contributions will help us show love to a valued group of people in our community.