The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) annual Easter Egg Hunt has become a tradition at White River Valley. This is the fifth year for FCCLA to host an Easter egg hunt and there was a great turnout. FCCLA members truly committed to making it a great hunt. The families and kids that attended had lots of fun, and it provided an excellent leadership opportunity for the students.
FCCLA members were dedicated to making this year’s hunt great. They donated candy and eggs and worked during homeroom, a 20-minute meeting time in the middle if the day, to fill the empty eggs.
Alison Jones said stuffing the eggs went by a lot quicker than she thought it would, and Lexi Fulford attributed that to teamwork. They stuffed over 1,000 eggs. 21 members came to help set up and run the Easter egg hunt, and it was great that so many members came, because there were over 1,000 eggs to hide. Edan Martin’s family brought the Easter bunny and attendees could take pictures and visit with the rabbit. Another member, Abigayle Reynolds, brought her baby lamb she had just gotten from Dinky’s and all the children loved seeing the animals. All the help from FCCLA members made hosting the event a blast.
The kids really had a great time at the Easter egg hunt and over 45 attended. Since the weather was chilly, rainy and wet, we moved the Easter egg hunt into the high school gym. One to four year-olds looked for eggs on the gym floor, five to seven year-olds were in the bleachers, and eight to twelve year-olds took the top part.
“We had such a wonderful turnout for the Easter egg hunt and I could tell every single child had a blast!” stated Madison Koenig. At the end of the hunt, one child from each age group had won a special Easter basket, then Madison Koenig drew a name out and one child won a big stuffed Easter bunny.
The members were so helpful and it was a great leadership opportunity. Each member took a different responsibility to help the event run smoothly. Raven Tatlock said,
“It was fun to take a leadership role when organizing the kids into groups. As soon as the egg hunt started, seeing the kids run around felt so worth spend my time working to fill eggs and place them around the gym.” All the members truly enjoyed being part of this experience.
It is great to know that WRV FCCLA members want and enjoy to give back to their community.
Betsy Misner has been the Family and Consumer Science, formerly Home Economics, teacher at White River Valley for over a decade. Her motivation is helping students to strive for strong, happy, healthy families and providing career pathways. Check out more of what is happening in the classroom by following her on Twitter: WRVFACS@BetsyMisner