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After Prom Fundraiser Egg Hunt

The evening of March 26, the Ru­kavina Arena was filled with chil­dren and families eagerly escaping the snowstorm by enjoying Eas­ter-themed activities. The event was a fundraiser for William Kelley High School’s After Prom, and was the first of what the After Prom commit­tee hopes to be an annual event.

Upon entering the arena, a volun­teer took the admission fee – $10 per child – and families could then explore the activities. On one side of the concession stand was a raffle drawing for various prize baskets. The Blue Bunny and Green Bunny baskets featured a large plush rabbit, and an ice cream pail-sized bucket of Easter goodies. A Pool Party drawing offered a four hour, 25 person party at Black Beach Inn, and the Ride in a Firetruck basket granted the recipient a ride to school in a firetruck. Other baskets were a Lemonade Basket, an Egg Wreath, and multiple Coloring Baskets.

Turning away from the basket raf­fle, long tables covered in pink ta­blecloths were set up to the left of the concession stand. The first few tables featured an Easter egg dying station. Dozens of eggs sat on the ta­bles, along with styrofoam bowls of dye in pink, green, yellow, blue, and orange. One child showed me her dyed eggs. “I did a pink one and a blue one, and now I’m doing another blue one.”

The next few tables featured trays of sugar cookies, ready to be decorated. Rustic Inn allowed the use of their kitchen to bake the cookies. Brightly colored frosting and sprinkles were set out, and children enjoyed deco­rating sugary treats in the shape of Easter eggs and rabbits.

Downstairs, by the ice rink, more ac­tivities were set up and manned by high school students. Children tested their balance in a sack race, hopping like rabbits to the finish line, and try­ing not to trip in their pillowcases. The classic event of carrying an egg on a spoon was expanded upon as well – instead of a hard-boiled egg on a spoon, children carried giant plush eggs on flat ping-pong type paddles, and of course, the plush eggs were vibrantly colored in purple, blue, and lime green. A bowling lane was by the rink, the constant knocking over of pins keeping the high school vol­unteers busy picking them up.

The Easter bunny also made an ap­pearance, posing for pictures with children by the ice rink. Not all chil­dren were eager to meet the Easter bunny, but those that were immense­ly enjoyed it. A beanbag game was the last activity downstairs, with cans stacked like a pyramid, at which children could throw beanbags. One very young child was disappointed that her beanbag didn’t hit the cans, so she kicked them over instead, sat­isfied that she has succeeded in her own way.

At about 6:00 p.m., the egg hunt began. Children were divided into age cate­gories, with the youngest ones going first. They ran to and from, collecting up to thirteen eggs each.

On a Tuesday that was so snowy, the After Prom Easter event was a big hit for families who got out to spend time with others in their community.

Haley Searls
Haley Searls
Hello! My name is Haley Searls. I’ve loved writing from an early age, though my nonfiction writing at five years old consisted mainly of weather and gardening reports. I still have some of those early articles: “It’s sunny.” “It’s still sunny.” “It’s raining.” I’m glad to say my writing has improved since then. I wrote a guest post for the Silver Bay Public Library blog, and was the writer/editor of the newsletter for my American Heritage Girls troop. I have been writing for the North Shore Journal since June 2022. Besides writing, I love reading, drawing, photography, music, and spending time with family and friends. Two books that have really influenced my writing are Reforming Journalism by Marvin Olasky and Writer to Writer by Bodie and Brock Thoene. As a journalist, I want to share positive community interactions and inspire people to make lasting connections. Article topics that interest me are ones which show community activities and involvement. Such articles include community events, youth accomplishments, library programming, small businesses, local history, local artists and authors, art programs, and cultural events such as theater and dance. If you have an article idea, email the North Shore Journal with my name in the subject line! I look forward to hearing from you!
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