Ted Smith and Dominique Gignac contributed to this article.
Photos credits: Ted Smith, Communication Committee photographer.
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On Saturday morning, April 7, 2012, residents gathered at Meadow Park under clear blue skies for the annual Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt and Fundraiser for the Chatham County Rescue (CARE). Sponsored by the Social Committee, this is the first of four major community social events each year.
Though the field was thickly covered with brightly colored eggs, the children had no trouble completing the transfer from ground to basket in record time. Cupcakes and candy were delicious rewards.
Covering the day’s events for the Communications committee was photographer Ted Smith, who was surprised at how quickly the egg hunt itself played out. Ted said he suddenly found himself “behind the ‘hunters.’ Next time, I’ll know to get in front.”
Thanks to great planning by the Social Committee members there was plenty to do before the actual egg hunt took place. Of course the Easter Bunny was present. This bunny was very energetic, spending time with all the children, leading them in games and patiently posing for pictures.
And who knew? The Easter Bunny is also a resident of the Park! Dominique Gignac, Social Committee Chair, pointed out the costume is new and was purchased this year, so the community will no longer need to borrow one each year.
Continuing a long-time tradition the Easter Egg Hunt started off Saturday with neighbors and their canine pals participating in a Dog Parade.
The Dog Parade was a fitting activity that matched the day’s theme of bringing attention to the work done by CARE of finding loving owners for pets who need them. Helping to get out the message were Mia, Mollie, Liam and Boomer—four dogs brought over by CARE.
A new segment this year featured stories, songs and games with storyteller and Park resident, Mary Shaver. Everyone agreed Mary came well-prepared and did a fantastic job engaging and entertaining her audience.
Congratulations and thanks to the Social Committee and to all participants for this fun morning in Meadow Park.
Dominique Gignac, Social Committee Co-chair – dgignac at earthlink.net, 968-6933