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Donations, volunteers sought for Murphysboro Easter egg hunt

posted Aug 26, 2016, 3:07 PM by James Wells   [ updated Aug 26, 2016, 3:08 PM ]

Donations, volunteers sought for Murphysboro Easter egg hunt

  • The Southern
  • Mar 17, 2016
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Easter eggs
    Murphysboro Easter Egg Hunt

    The crowd gathers last year before the 27th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Riverside Park in Murphysboro.

    Murphysboro High School Key Club will sponsor the 28th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. March 26 in Riverside Park.

    The club expects 300 children or more, from toddlers through fourth graders, to hunt for almost 8,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Key Club is committed to this project and will guarantee it is properly funded, but any help from businesses, organizations or individuals would be appreciated.

    The club suggests the following:

    • Cash donations to help defray the cost of the candy, advertising expenses and special prizes.

    • Prizes for participants (coupons which can be inserted in the eggs offering free items from your business); actual Easter baskets to be used as prizes; and any other ideas you might have such as small stuffed bunnies, coloring books, etc.

    • Volunteers to help “direct traffic” the morning of the event at the park.

    No contribution is too small. If you wish to contribute, make the check out to Murphysboro Key Club and mail it to 28 Candy Lane, Murphysboro, 62966. If you wish to participate in any other way or have questions, contact Bob Hall, club faculty adviser, at 618-534-3818. It would be helpful for planning to know of any prizes by March 22 so that the club can prepare the eggs.