While some little ones shy away from the Easter Bunny, Rhett Harrington, 1 year old, showered the bunny with hugs and kisses. He thought the Easter Bunny was great. Rhett is the son of Lauren and Allen Harrington of Atwood. He enjoyed the Atwood Easter Egg Hunt.
By Doris Elmore
Wet, cold weather did not stop the Atwood Chamber of Commerce from having their annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday, April 1, in the Atwood-Hammond Grade School/Jr. High gymnasium. It was a decent crowd of children and parents who gathered to greet the Easter Bunny, the ALAH Queens and participate in gathering eggs.
This was the first event the new queens participated in as local royalty. They are: 2023 Miss ALAH Regann Bowles, Jr. Miss Emeline Greathouse and Little Miss Harper Hale.
When the children and parents walked into the gymnasium, they found the entire gym floor covered in brightly colored eggs, along with other gifts, like jump ropes, stickers, candy, bubbles and more. Each egg was filled with candy. Some of the eggs held a piece of paper announcing that child was a basket winner of their division.
Kudos to the A-H Learn & Serve Team, coordinated by Renee’ Brown, for helping the chamber out by filling the eggs with candy. They have been doing this for several years and it is greatly appreciated. Names of the winners are in the cutline.
Sponsors of the egg hunt were the Atwood Chamber of Commerce, along with the local churches, Atwood Christian Church, First Baptist Church of Atwood, Lake Fork United Church of Christ and United Church of Atwood. A big thanks to the churches for their support of this community event. Also thank you to the school for the use of their facilities. And what would we do without the Easter Bunny to visit with the children, as well as adults. Thanks for stopping by Easter Bunny, see ya next year.
As the children left the school they were greeted once again with strong winds and cold, but they had big smiles and several were carrying the baskets and prizes they won. It was a great day for all.