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Easter Bunny makes appearance at first egg hunt

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The children and grandchildren of the employees of the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley Nursing Home got a special visit from the Easter bunny at its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday afternoon.

“This is the third year that we’ve had this Easter egg hunt here and I think the residents are more excited than the kids,” Debbie Osbourne, activity director at Sanctuary, said. “It brings all of our staff’s families together and the residents love seeing all of the kids.”

Numerous eggs were spread out around the yard of the nursing home as the children went out and collected them. Most of the eggs contained a piece of candy, however, some had slips that said “prize” that gave the children a bigger prize inside afterward.

“I love all of the happiness and fun the kids have with collecting the eggs and how it makes them smile,” the Easter Bunny said. “It gives me good feelings and gives them a little happiness during the day.”

Upcoming Easter egg hunts include one for the children of the Ironton Moose Club at the club Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m., one hosted by the Ironton Fire Department that is open for everyone Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. on the Fourth Street side of the Lawrence County Courthouse, a brunch with the Easter Bunny along with an Easter egg hunt at Wyngate at RiversEdge in Proctorville Friday, April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that is open to everyone, an Easter egg hunt for everyone at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Proctorville Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m. with over 1,100 eggs and an Easter egg hunt at the Coal Grove Lions Club pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 4 at the Dawson-Bryant High School cafeteria. All are welcome.