Ira Township Easter egg hunt sees hundreds of participants – The Voice

Ira Township Parks and Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 10 saw great weather and a few hundred children enjoying themselves.

Each year, Ira Township Parks and Recreation decorates and distributes plastic eggs on the trails of Ira Township City Park. The children present collect the eggs and can exchange them for small prizes and treats.

The event included an assortment of craft kits, notebooks, coloring books, flashcards, tattoos and more. There were also fun activities such as carrot toss, do bunny, egg stacker, egg roll, egg obstacle course, egg jump and races of ducks. The Easter Bunny also made an appearance.

The Easter Bunny made an appearance during the April 10 event. (Courtesy of Cindy Babisz)

Ira Township Director of Recreation Cindy Babisz said the 2022 event was “awesome”.

“The weather was perfect,” she said. “The volunteers have been wonderful. Everyone was very happy to celebrate spring.

She said there were 278 children present.

“We’ve had a tremendous amount of positive feedback,” she said. “The volunteers did a great job decorating and distributing colored Easter eggs on the trails. Many happy children and parents.

This year, pre-registration was required for the event by purchasing wristbands at Ira Township offices. This was done to help prepare for the event.

“The wristbands have been very helpful to us for planning and supplies,” Babisz said. “We haven’t heard any criticism. The cost of the bracelets was low: $1 per child. »

The Easter egg hunt included fun activities for the children present. (Courtesy of Cindy Babisz)

Babisz thanked sponsors and volunteers for the event. Sponsors included PTM Corporation, MGM Dumpsters, Grosso Trucking, Tuzinowski Landscaping and real estate agent RaeAnne DeBruyn.

Volunteers included Boy Scout Troop 252; National Honor Society Junior Members Noah Arpan, Austin Witherspoon, Zachary Witherspoon, Tegan Ponke, Trevor Juengel, Aiden Bayly, Jackson Arpan, Thomas McLarney, David McKeown and Devin McKeown, and National Honor Society Senior Members Alayna Holland, Avery Ansted, Brett Trevino, Brian Einowski, Goldeluck Duhaylunsod, Kyle Stroupe and Nia Giannola.

“Not only were these volunteers helpful, but all of the children enjoyed their presence and friendly interaction,” Babisz said.

The annual Easter event began in 2016. Babisz said organizers were taking notes immediately after the event for future events.

Yellow brush painting lessons

An upcoming event for Ira Township Parks in Recreation is the next in its series of seasonal painting lessons, the Yellow Brush Painting Class with Jane Weis.

The class will take place at 10:30 a.m. on May 21 at Ira Township Hall.

Participants will paint “Spring”, a painting that Weis created for the painting class series titled Seasons. The Seasons series will continue throughout 2022 with Weis hosting each of the classes. The summer course will take place on July 16 and the fall will take place on September 24.

During the course, Weis will provide a step-by-step demonstration and walk around to help anyone on a limited basis. The size of the painting will be an 11 inch by 14 inch canvas. Weis will supply the canvas, paint, palettes and brushes.

The cost of the course is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required for sourcing purposes and the number of participants will be limited.

Those interested in the class can register at the township offices, located at 7085 Meldrum Road. Those unable to register in person can drop payment marked “Yellow Brush Painting” on the memo line of the check into the drop box located in the Township parking lot.

For more information, call 586-339-3969 or email [email protected]

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