Letter to the Editor,
On Saturday, April 13, the Annual City of Port Clinton Easter Egg Hunt was held at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. Under cool, sunny skies the Easter Bunny arrived by honking fire truck escort, escorted by Mayor Mike Snider. Beginning with the toddlers, hundreds of little ones raced across the egg-filled lawns to fill their baskets with as many of the colorful, candy-filled eggs as they could.
Over 6000 colorful, candy and prized-filled eggs awaited them! Many lucky ones found prizes and tickets in their eggs taking home gift certificates for local activities, free kids meals and treats, bags filled with fun toys, and Grand Baskets. Over 300 prizes in all! None of this would have been possible without the generosity of community-minded groups, business owners and individuals whose donations and help made the event such a success.
Thank you to The Beacon Newspaper and Port Clinton City Schools for their help in letting area families know about this wonderful community event!
A huge thank you goes out to the following organizations/individuals for their generous financial support: Port Clinton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #79, Bell Mell Tavern/Pizza, VFW Post 2480, Croghan Colonial Bank, Kiwanis Foundation of Port Clinton, Port Clinton Elks Lodge #1718, David W. Leonard Aerie #2295 Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Dave and Lisa Sarty, Port Clinton Women’s Club, Bob Snyder, Snip and Sharon Snider, Wal-Mart, and Mrs. Irick
Another huge thank you to the following businesses who generously donated prizes and candy for the kids to enjoy including Island Adventures Family Fun Center, Chefsbest Catering, African Safari Wildlife Park, Frisch’s Big Boy, Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay, First National Bank, Texas Roadhouse, Mikey’s Froyo, McDonalds, P.C. Lion’s Club, Sue and Horst Herzog, Bassett’s Market, and Jet Express.
Big thanks to the following Port Clinton High School students who stuffed eggs: Rok Scott, Beau Scott, Adyana Cleckley, Dakota Irick, Asia Taylor, Morgan Zibert, Dominick Zacharias, Donald Waggoner III, Mason Waggoner. Thank you to the following individuals who gave up their Saturday morning to help set up, place the eggs and hand out prizes: Alana Sutherland, City Councilmen Lisa Sarty, Beth Gillman, Roseann Hickman, PCHS student Sarah Kopp, P.C. Chamber employees Nicole Kochensparger, Nikki Adams, Michelle Biers.
Also, to Fire Chief Kent Johnson and the Port Clinton fireman for providing the Easter Bunny with a grand entrance. Laurie Taylor of Sew Much More for making sure the Easter Bunny looked her best! And finally, thank you to the fabulous Jaclyn Zajac for making sure all of the little ones had an absolutely marvelous meeting with the Easter Bunny!
Port Clinton Easter Egg Hunt Organizers