On Saturday, the Moose Lodge on Crow Run in Rockingham hosted their Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party. Children enjoyed many fun activities before heading outside for the Easter Egg Hunt.
Dance contests with prizes awarded were the big hit for indoor fun. DJ Peppermint Patty provided dance music including the Cha-Cha Slide, Chicken Dance and Macarena. Judges picked several winners during each dance and the children were able to pick their winning prize.
“It is so great to see the kids up and moving around, having a ball,” said, Linda Smith of Rockingham. ” It’s so cute to see the young kids dancing their hearts out. This has made my day,” she said.
While the dance entertainment was at the top of most party-goers lists, the food was a bonus according to some parents.
“We have another egg hunt to attend after this, so it was really nice to see the food here. I know the little ones will not be hungry on the way to our next fun thing to do today,” said Greg Hall of Hamlet. “This entire party is a great way for me to spend time with my children today,” he said.
Before venturing outdoors for an enormous Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny stopped by to visit the children. When the Easter Bunny made his grand entrance, a huge cheer filled the room and the children ran over to greet him.
“My children are having such a great time here today,” said Anna Maulk of Rockingham. ” My youngest who is 3 was a little scared of the Easter Bunny at first, but my 7-year-old was so excited!”, she said.
Kayla Norton, 10, of Ellerbe, said, ” The Easter Bunny R-O-C-K-S!”
The children were split into three separate groups for egg hunting. The eggs were hid in three separate areas so each child would be able to find some eggs. The eggs were plastic and full of candy and prizes. There was also a golden egg hidden in each area with a $10 cash prize inside. The older groups were focused on the golden egg while the younger children collect all the eggs they could find.
“It may look like like I could not find any eggs but I was looking for that gold egg!”, said 9-year-old Jayden Locklear. ” I needed that money for a new video game,” he said.
“I found, like, five hundred! I had to go take some to my Grandma because they all kept falling out of my basket,” said 8-year-old Jabron Stanback, of Rockingham.
There were several Easter Egg Hunts in the area. The VFW held an event from 4-6 p.m. as well as Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Saturday morning. The American Legion Post 147 held an egg hunt on Sunday afternoon. There was also an egg hunt at Dobbins Heights park on Monday.
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