On Saturday, April 12, 2014, La Porte City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The rain date is set for Saturday, April 19. Children through age 9 are invited to search for the brightly colored eggs. The hunt officially begins with the 1:00 whistle and ends when all the eggs are collected. This event is free and pen to the public.

Eggs are located in three separate areas of the lawn and divided up by age groups: ages 3 and under along the front of the facility, 4-5 year olds on the south side of the lawn divided by the rope, and 6-9 year olds on the north side of the lawn.

There are 2500 eggs filled with candy and plus nine eggs hidden without candy. Those nine special eggs have a note in each for special prizes. Anyone who finds one of the nine prize eggs should turn it in to the Easter bunny for a special prize.

The Easter bunny will also be available for pictures along with Winnie the Pooh and SpongeBob SquarePants will make an appearance and give high fives to anyone who needs one. Afterwards, cookies and punch will be served to all on the patio.

Participants are reminded that the eggs are recycled at this event and encourage everyone to empty their eggs of candy and leave the eggs so the center can reuse them for the following year.

Parking is limited at the nursing home. Families are asked NOT to park along the highway for safety reasons. Compressed Air & Equipment, Spence Fertilizer, and La Porte Motor Supply have been neighborly enough to allow parking in their respective lots. There is also a school bus for families to ride. The bus will take children up to the nursing home from the city parking lot across from the fire station at 12:45 PM. The bus will allow time after the hunt for cookies and socializing before returning downtown.

Nursing home residents are working behind the scenes to make this event special. They really enjoy preparing for this event and look to it with great excitement! One week is spent filling Easter eggs and one day frosting nearly 400 cookies. For anyone who wants to donate toward this community event or would like to help the day of the hunt, please contact Allison Clark at 319-342-2125.