Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Signal Mountain branch of Citizens Tri-County Bank is having its seventh annual Easter egg hunt at Bachman Community Center Friday, April 6 beginning at 11 a.m. sharp.
“It seemed like a fun thing to do to give back to the community,” said David Simpson, vice president of Citizens Tri-County Bank and Signal Mountain branch manager, who helps hide the eggs with his wife and daughter along with volunteers from different branches. “[My favorite part about the hunt] is the faces of the kids and the gratitude of the parents that we do this for them.”
Bachman Community Center Executive Director Lissa Goeltz recommends arriving early, as hundreds of children usually attend, parking is limited and the hunt is typically over within minutes.
“This is a really well-run egg hunt,” she said. “I always watch the parents leave really happy and hear lots of comments about this being a good one for the kids. They put good candy in the eggs, which is the most important thing.”
Open to children age 10 and under, she said the hunt is separated into different areas for younger and older children for fairness.
“If you have a 2-year-old next to a 10-year-old, the 2-year-old won’t get any eggs,” explained Goeltz.
Children can have a free picture taken with the Easter bunny, and each hunt participant will receive a bag of goodies from Citizens Tri-County Bank.
“This is a really fun social event,” said Goeltz. “Parents usually linger and mix in the playground afterward, so it’s fun for the grown-ups too.”
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