On Saturday, April 8, 2017, La Porte City Specialty Care will be hosting the community’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt officially begins with the 1:00 whistle and ends when all the eggs are collected. Children up to the age of nine are invited to participate. Three separate areas will divide the hunt into three age groups- three and under, 4-5 year olds, and 6-9 year olds.
There will be 2,500 eggs filled with candy! In addition to candy, nine eggs contain a message for special prizes. Kids who find these special eggs should see the Easter Bunny to collect their prize.
The Easter Bunny will also be on site for pictures. Winnie the Pooh will have hugs for everyone wanting them and SpongeBob SquarePants will also make an appearance.
Afterwards, cookies and punch will be served to all on the patio. This event is open to the public and free for all.
The residents of the nursing home really enjoy preparing for this event and look to it with great excitement. They are the ones who fill every Easter egg with candy and frost every cookie served.
Participants are reminded of the importance of recycling and are encouraged to empty their eggs of candy and leave them at the facility so they can be reused next year.
Parking is very limited at the care center and may not be available along the facility’s driveway. Please DO NOT park along the highway as this is a safety concern. Families are encouraged to ride the school bus that will shuttle riders to and from the care center before and after the event. The bus will depart from the city parking lot, located across the street from the Fire Station, at 12:40 PM. Following the hunt and refreshments, the bus will return riders to the parking lot area.
In the event of rain, the hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15.