By Gabrielle Burbary
The Williamston Post
The Crosaries elderly home is preparing for their third annual Easter Egg Hunt which will be held on March 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.
With over $800 raised last year, The Crosaries home is ready for round three as the elders fill over 1500 Easter Eggs, with all proceeds going to Hospice of Lansing – Stoneleigh Residence in memory of Matthew Davis, a local resident of Williamston who passed away this Feb.
“We are constantly looking for ways for the elders to be apart of our community and to give back to the community in which they live,” said Todd Walter, founder and owner of Crosaries.
Walter said that last year the proceeds of this event went towards a local family who had recently lost their home in a fire.
“They were so moved by the community,” said Walter. “We then invited them back two weeks later to present them with their check, it was great.”
Walter said that this is a great way for the elders to be involved in a hands-on experience.
“The elders help stuff all of the eggs and hide all of the eggs on the property with other volunteers, family, and staff,” said Walter.
Another person that plays an essential role in the Easter Egg Hunt is Darla Weismiller, caregiver and RN at Crosaries.
“On the day of the hunt it is so fun to see the kids coming with their parents, and our elders are out there interacting with the kids,” said Weismiller. “It is awesome to see them out there talking with all of the different generations.”
Weismiller said that this event is great for the city of Williamston because it shows that you can always be involved in some way.
“It proves that age isn’t a factor of being apart of a community, and that you are still a viable part of your community no matter what age you are,” said Weismiller.
Other locals, such as Ruth Walker,a manager at D&W Fresh Market, believe that this event is great for Williamston, too.
“Anything that gets the community out and about,” said Walker. “Neighbors getting to know neighbors is always a good thing.”
CORRECTION: This story has been edited to reflect that the egg hunt will be held on March 26, 2016. An earlier version listed the incorrect year for the event.