Wyngate hosts community brunch with Easter Bunny

Published 12:27 am Sunday, March 27, 2016

ROME TOWNSHIP — It may have been grey and chilly outside, but spring was in the air Friday inside the Wyngate at RiversEdge.

The senior living community hosted an Easter brunch and an egg hunt for residents, children and families.

Live animals were on hand, courtesy of Silver Spurs 4-H in Ironton. The group’s Pets P.A.L.S. (People and Animals Linking Successfully) program, gave children a chance to handle and see baby ducks, baby chickens and rabbits.

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Julie Poff, the activities director for the Wyngate, said bringing in the Ironton group was a way to include all of Lawrence County in the event. Similarly, the cages and tubs for the animals were provided by Duane Cook and Kendora McFann, managers of Tractor Supply in South Point.

During the brunch, children were able to meet the Easter Bunny for photos and, following the meal, an egg hunt was in one of the center’s wings.

The children lined up and, when given the signal to start, rushed toward the eggs and scooped them all up in a few short minutes. Those who found the larger eggs in the hunt could turn in the number found inside to claim toys or a prize basket.

The Wyngate’s next community event is set for April 23. A farmers market and craft sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to take part can call Poff at 740-867-2500 to reserve a table.