by Margie O’Hara
For many years, the Inlet Youth Commission has sponsored an annual Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger. That event took place this year on Saturday, April 9, somewhat after Easter, in order to include those who were away on spring break.
As usual, all prizes and candy were provided by the Youth Commission, and this year, Greco’s Furniture donated extra prizes.
Egg hunters gathered at Arrowhead Park at 1 p.m. and were rewarded for their efforts with plastic eggs filled with treats.
It occurred to Inlet Tourism Director Adele Burnett that the older “kids,” those 21 and older, might enjoy the egg hunt tradition as well. Others she consulted agreed.
Thus, the 1st Annual Inlet Adult Easter Egg Hunt was conceived and born, and it was held at 5 p.m. the same day as the youth hunt.
It was sponsored by the Inlet Area Business Association (IABA), and prizes were contributed by local businesses and individuals.
Many thanks to the following whose donations made the event such a success:
Adirondack Reader, the Amidons, Burkhard-Evans, Adele Burnett, Daikers, Duffy’s at the Glenmore, Bob & Jan Egenhofer, Bill & Lynn Faro, Liz Forsell, French Louie, John & Sarah Frey, Frisky Otter Tours, Gallery 3040, Greco’s Custom Furniture, Inlet Department Store, Nancy Jennings, Kalil’s Grocery, Barb Murdock, North Woods Inn, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Ole Barn, Screamen Eagle, Trish Sehring, Tap Room, Tavern, Wine Shop, Woods Inn, Steve & Diane Woods.
Thanks also to Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Nancy Jennings, Linda Raymond, Anne Carnell, Dennis Hudson and Adele for spending hours filling and then hiding the 423 eggs in Fern Park and on surrounding trails.
Promptly at 5 p.m., a crowd of adults, estimated at about 50 individuals, gathered at the Park and began searching for their treasure.
Each egg contained either candy or a prize or a slip of paper with a number on it, denoting a prize too big to fit in an egg.
Those slips were turned in following the hunt at the Screamen Eagle, where a potluck dinner consisting of a great variety of delicious food was held.
A special thanks to Sharon Miller and the Screamen Eagle for all of their help and food and welcoming us to their establishment for a delightful post-hunt party.
Participants were amazed at the wonderful prizes and delicious dinner the event entailed. All agreed that this event is a definite keeper.
P.S. – For those of you wondering what types of prizes were awarded, ask anyone who attended. Hint: gift certificates to dining establishments, adult beverages, movie passes, were just a few.