Jenna Gorzalka and her twin girls, Lyric and Loralei, wait for the hunt to start.
It was a colorful scene on Saturday as 53 kids and their families, totaling nearly 130 people from the Clearmont area as well as many from Buffalo, came to hunt plastic Easter Eggs filled with candy, and to be entered in a draw to win various other prizes.
The hunt started at 10 a.m., with three areas of the Arvada-Clearmont school set aside for various age groups to find the Easter Eggs.
“This is an annual event, and this is the 6th year we have hosted it,” Sarah Walker, Rec District Manager. said. “My husband, three kids and my mother helped me to fill 1627 plastic eggs with candy for the hunt.” Most of the eggs were returned to the Rec District to be used again, however youngsters could keep the eggs if they wanted.
Two grand prizes, Razor Scooters, were donated by the Clearmont Community Church, and were won by two youngsters from Buffalo. “All in all 45 prizes were given out,” Walker said.
After the hunt, a cinnamon roll and juice brunch was provided to the families, with Stephanie Buhr, Board Chairman, and her family baking and donating the food, and Amy Vineyard, Clearmont town clerk, donated the candy to fill the eggs.
Walker would like to thank all the community members who made the hunt a success.
The Clear Creek Rec District works closely with the Arvada-Clearmont school, and they maintain a game room with board games and a pool table, a weight room, a full gym, a yoga room, and a cardio room for those wishing to work out, located in the old Clearmont school gym and grade school. There is a small fee for use of the facilities, either by a yearly membership or a per-day fee. The facilities can also be rented out. Hours are Sunday, 4-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday 5 to 8 p.m.
For further information call Sarah Walker at 480-980-0600.