Les Petits Amis d’Aylmer's Egg Hunt delights hundreds of families
The community group Les Petits Amis d'Aylmer held their second annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 3 at Louis-Roy Park to much success. Last year, the Easter Egg hunt served as a fundraiser to help pay the rent at the United Church where parents with small children meet up, socialize and support one another. Many families joined in that activity and the group raised more than enough money to pay their expenses.
This year, with hunt was organized so that different age groups had different locations to search their eggs. Children from babies to eight-year olds spent the morning looking for colorful plastic eggs, each containing different types of treasures.
Although the egg hunt was the main attraction, families were also treated to a baton twirling show, by the Club Bâton Sportif Outaouais, face painting, an Easter Bunny and a real live rabbit that the children could pet.
With their immediate expenses already paid, Les Petits Amis is planning ont use the profits from this event to become registered as an official association with the Registraire des Entreprises du Québec. They will also be making a donation to l'Autre-chez-soi.
"Le Club Optimiste were kind enough to support our event so that we could legally rent out the park through them and have the space needed for our activities. We are very grateful for that and we thank them very much!" said Émilie Salesse-Gauthier, one of the event coordinators. Eggs ran out quickly and volunteers had to refill them because despite minimal publicity, more than two hundred families attended.