Wyngate hosts egg hunt
ROME TOWNSHIP — Rainy weather didn’t stop people from having some Easter fun as more than 100 people were in attendance at the first annual Easter brunch and egg hunt at Wyngate at RiversEdge on Friday morning.
“We sent out invitations to the entire Proctorville and Huntington community inviting all kids and their family members,” Rachel Bess, residence manager of Wyngate, said. “Everything is free.”
All who were there started with a brunch of French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon before the egg hunt started where more than 1,000 eggs were hidden. Thirteen eggs were specially marked and those who found the marked eggs received large prizes. The other eggs were all filled with candy and there was a table set up with candy and small prizes available for all the children.
The Easter Bunny was also present for pictures and a petting zoo was set up with baby chickens, baby ducks and rabbits.
“We got the chicks and ducks at Tractor Supply in South Point and the rabbits at a local rabbit farm,” Julie Poff, activities manager at Wyngate, said. “Tractor Supply was nice enough to loan us the containers to put the animals in. Their management has been very good to us.”
Following the event, all of the animals were donated to a local farm with a pond where they would be well taken care of, Poff said.
“It was a great turnout and a great success and we plan on doing this every year,” Poff said. “The kids enjoyed it, their families enjoyed it and it seemed like everyone had a great time. Rain or shine, you can always celebrate, no matter what.”