by Jessyca Cardinell
Many youngsters of all ages came out as Oxbow Fire Company hosted its third annual Easter egg hunt in the Oxbow park on Saturday, April 15.
“This is our third year holding this event and this is the biggest turnout we've had yet, it's fantastic to see this amount of children come out,” said Anne Potter, Second Assistant Chief of Oxbow Fire.
“This department is about giving back to this beautiful community. We want to show them that we are here for them at any time. It's not always about fire, destruction and sad things, it's also about coming out for some family fun. This wouldn't be possible without all the faithful hardworking fire fighters. It involves every member doing hard work to make this happen.”
Eric King, member of the Oxbow Fire Company, organized the Easter egg hunt with the help of many other members.
Children accompanied by family members searched the park high and low looking all over to find the sought after eggs. The children were split into three separate groups according to age including, four and under, five through seven and eight and older.
A big surprise came when the Easter Bunny came out to greet the children. Many parents took the time to make sure they got pictures to commemorate the experience and the delight on their children's faces.
President of Oxbow Fire Ryan Hays was set up at a table filled with refreshments and snacks for the thirsty and hungry tots.
The playground was filled with children enjoying play time in the beautiful sunny weather.
Firefighter Jennifer Hicks was set up at a table filled with an assortment of candy prizes. Those attending the egg hunt could enter their name into a drawing to win a variety of different sized chocolate bunnies. There was also a jelly bean and candy count as children wrote down their guesses as to how many of the goodies were in a container.
Eric King announced the winners of prizes. The jelly bean count was won by Connor Cook with his guess of 637. The actual number was 674. Sindy Storm, age three, won the candy count with her guess of 127. The actual amount was 132 pieces of candy. Winners of the large chocolate bunnies included Paige Chase, Hayden Marshall, Zoey Knight and Alaynna Salter.
Wonderful job Oxbow Fire Company for organizing a terrific event for all to enjoy!
by Jessyca Cardinell