On Saturday, March 31st, the Chelsea Kiwanis Club, in conjunction with the Chelsea High School Key Club, welcomed children to the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC).
CRC residents volunteer each year with the event, filling over 2,500 colorful plastic Easter eggs for youngsters to find. “It’s a lot of fun,” says CRC resident Mary Austin who was part of a group of approximately 30 residents who filled all the eggs in under half an hour!
“The residents enjoy it as much as the kids!” says Chelsea Kiwanis Club member, Ray Kemner. President Jim Randolph and Jack Kehoe were also on hand to organize the candy-filling. The Kiwanis Club and Key Club hid the eggs Saturday morning. Ray says the event typically attracts about 500 local kids each year. There are special prizes for each age group.
Earlene Olberg, a staff member of CRC’s Dining Services for 28 years, says she began bringing her oldest grandson to the event about 19 years ago and has continued over the years as other grandchildren have come along. “This event is very well-organized and so much fun for the kids.”
The Chelsea High Key Club would like to thank the residents of CRC for filling all of the plastic eggs and CRC staff for helping with the arrangements of the egg hunt this year.