The Buckhorn Lions Club’s Easter egg hunt began at 10 a.m. and by 10:04 a.m. on April 16 300 eggs filled with chocolate had been found. Yes, there were plenty of white poachers—more than 50—plus moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandparents, neighbors, and friends. It was a great community event with good weather and a great drive to find those eggs.
Lions Club organizers Jessamyn Fairfield, Marlys Kerkman and Lynn Woodcroft wondered what to do next when eggs are found so quickly. Shall we get more candy? Was searching for more candy. Help the audience members fill another 200 eggs. Other high school friends looking for volunteer hours hid them. Those who had just arrived at the Buckhorn Community Center had the opportunity to hunt for their eggs.
It took a little longer to find those eggs but by 10:30 in the morning things were calming down. After the egg hunt, there were crafts to do and sweets to eat. By 11am, few people were still talking and most people left happy with bags of candy. One volunteer also donated 40 bags of candy, which were quickly hidden and disappeared.
The Lions Club hopes to organize more children’s events. There will be a fishing derby for kids in August, and hopefully there will be more events for kids over the summer. The Lions will host a motorcycle show on June 25 and the Corvette and Classic Car Show on August 27. The next Lion meeting will be Monday at 6:45 p.m. in St. Matthews/St. Aidan Anglican Church.
Another egg hunt
Members of the Wesley United Church on the farm of Keith and Colin Armstrong hosted an egg hunt. But before the eggs were hunted, there were animals to be seen – spring babies and the regular crew. As they walk through the barn, kittens with closed eyes are revealed from the straw where the mother planted them. There were 2-day-old and 1-week-old calves at the lower level with their protective mothers. And there was Pork Chop, Bacon and Ham who were enjoying their privacy at the far end of the barn.
Then it’s time to find those eggs. They went with buckets in hand. They just had to find the eggs, put them in their cart, and when they found as many eggs as possible, they brought them to Egg Central and were given a big bag of candy with all the chocolates inside. Everyone gather for snacks and have a successful Easter gathering!
I’ve read about “hunting” earlier in this column. It was one of the newer dining venues that has remained open year round during our long winters to provide sustenance for snowmobiles, 4 wheelers and those who drive on the 507.
Unfortunately, The Catch has been closed since December. Owner Mark Everly has been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma. He’s remained upbeat and busy after he moved everything out of the kitchen and replaced the wood floor with ceramic tile.
Mark’s daughter, Sarah, plans to reopen The Catch on May 1. Business hours will be from Thursday to Monday from 11 am to 6 pm. Join the crowd and make it festive!
Citizens of Trent Lakes Alternative Transportation (CATTL)
A group of local citizens has formed to find alternative eco-friendly transportation in Trent Lakes such as walking, biking, e-bikes, e-vehicles, ride-sharing… and they welcome anyone interested to join. Visit https://cattlpath.wordpress.com/
Their goal is to give up gas.