Matthew Arvin, staff reporter
Blue skies, green grass and warm weather was the scene at this years St. Johns Easter Egg Hunt, and the people of St. Johns MI, really seemed to be enjoying the weather.
The St. Johns Easter Egg Hunt has been a part of the community for a long time but has been run by the St. Johns Lioness Club since 2010.
The event is a great opportunity for families of the area to come together and enjoy the coming of spring.
Joanne Sullivan, a member of the St. Johns Lioness Club, says that a lot was done to prepare for this event.
“Five-thousand eggs were filled this year for the event and any child between the ages of three and 10 could participate,” Sullivan said.
“Also, one egg in each age group has a piece of paper in it that says prize, and whoever picks it up, wins one of the prize baskets,” Sullivan said.
Nancy Presocki, a member of the St. Johns Lioness Club, said that they solely do this for the community.
“This is the one thing that we do for the community and we don’t make any money on it,” Presocki said. “Anything extra that we collect, we use it for next year.”
When the police horn sounded, hundreds of children rushed into the marked area filled with eggs and pick up as many as they could. Some of the children also took their picture with the Easter Bunny.
Students in the Good Wins Club, an organization within St. Johns High School that does a lot for the community throughout the year, also help out at this event to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Codey Cook, a sophomore at St. Johns High School and member of the Good Wins Club, said what the club did this year to help with the event.
“Today we had to look after all of the kids, and mark off all of the boundaries for each age group,” Cook said. “A bunch of kids in Good Wins also volunteered to help fill the eggs.”
The weather is always a concern each year because the event takes place on the Saturday before Easter, which can sometimes come with unpleasant weather.
“We are always concerned about the weather because it is early but we got lucky this year,” Sullivan Said. “The turnout was great.”