Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer, Indiana, had two Easter egg hunts this year.
The facility celebrated Easter from April 10-14, 2017, starting with an egg hunt for associates on April 10. Eggs were hidden in the facility each day for the staff to find. Once an egg was found, the associate took it to Gloria McGowen, executive director, and she gave him or her a prize – from candy to lunch gift cards.
“The staff enjoyed looking for the eggs and loved the prizes,” said Jessica Bach, marketing director.
The big community event took place on April 14. The Easter Bunny was at the facility to take photos with children, and the Easter egg hunt took place with four different age groups: 0-2, 3-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Each age group had a winner egg that had a special prize. The 0-2 age group had a little push bubble lawn mower. The 3-4 age group had a toddler basketball hoop, and the 5-8 and 9-12 age groups had bikes.
“This year we placed 2,800 eggs among the four age groups,” said Bach. “It is a fun annual event that we host, and our residents love to watch the kids come in and get their picture with the Easter Bunny and hunt for the eggs.”
This year, more than 200 children participated in the celebration.