North Florida Medical Center Sponsors Easter Egg Hunt For Greenville YoungstersApr 28th, 2011 | By Lynette | Category: Community News, Health
On a warm, sunny Good Friday afternoon, dozens of children and their parents gathered under the picnic pavilion in Haffye Hayes Park to hunt Easter eggs. Tri-County Family Health Care Center sponsored the event, to promote dental health among Greenville’s children. With blue balloons sporting the center’s logo everywhere, Shawn Hamm, of Tri-County Family Health, welcomed the crowd. Other representatives passed out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and other dental supplies, and offered free fluoride rinses for children who had their parents’ permission.
Hamm held a series of drawings for prizes, such as stuffed animals and stuffed-full Easter baskets, with plenty of help from eager children who wanted to help him draw names. However, those same children vanished in a heartbeat as soon as Hamm announced, “Let’s hunt some Easter eggs!” The picnic table area was suddenly empty of everyone except adults, while the park was full of children running around grabbing all the eggs they could find. There were a lot of eggs, but the children worked fast and soon had them all gathered.
There were a few more drawings for prizes, and some more running around and playing in the park, and then the tired, happy children began going home with their parents and prizes.