Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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March 25, 2013

It must be Easter: Egg Hunt and Fair mark another year together

Greensburg — More than 450 kids and parents braved unseasonably cold temperatures Saturday morning for the sixth annual Daily News Easter Egg Hunt, held in conjunction with the Decatur County Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day.

As a biting winter wind swirled about, egg scavengers from three age groups, ranging from ages 2 to 9, galloped about the YMCA soccer field, parents in tow. They swept up handfuls of candy and raced to nab multi-colored plastic eggs with various goodies inside.

Three of those eggs contained a ticket for an extra-special goody: A brand new bicycle.

Hunt coordinator Natalie Acra thanked local retailer Walmart for donating the bikes.

Acra said she’s extremely pleased with how much the annual event has grown and how well-received it is.

“We have almost two-dozen local sponsors for this event,” she said. “We greatly appreciate and thank them all. They help us make a real difference for kids in our community.”

The 2013 bicycle winners included two-year-old Alaina Little, five-year-old Shane Powell, and seven-year-old Mackenzie Cooper.

Acra added that she’s been extremely pleased with holding the event in conjunction with the Y’s Healthy Kids' Day.

“The two events really go well together,” she said. “Holding them together brings out more people to both.”

Saturday’s bitingly unseasonable cold gave egg hunters and their parents additional incentive to visit the Y event: Warmth.

As egg hunters completed their quests for candy, a line to the Y’s Blue Gym began forming for Healthy Kids' Day. When the final egg was scooped up, the Y opened its doors, ushering the kids into a wide open space filled with a Scooby-Doo-themed inflatable bounce house and over 20 health-related booths.

Members of the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department were on hand, as was the Greensburg Fire Department, Walgreens Pharmacy, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Girl Scouts of America, the Community Action Coalition and Americorps CCCC — among others.

There were informational pamphlets regarding fire prevention, severe weather safety, proper diet and nutrition, and the importance of vaccinations — to name a few. And of course, there were goodies galore.

The Sheriff’s Department even handed out honorary “badges,” while the Fire Department gave away plastic fire helmets.

The Indiana Blood Center staged a mobile blood collection in the Y parking lot.

Amy Klene, the Y’s program coordinator, told the Daily News that the Decatur County YMCA has hosted the fair over 20 years. 2013 marked the third year the Y has held the Fair in conjunction with the Daily News Easter Egg Hunt. Klene, too, has been impressed and pleased with the results.

The fair, Klene explained, is staged in a safe, fun environment and is designed to encourage families to “be active together,” to spend time together, and to learn about healthy activities and eating.

For more information about the Decatur County YMCA or any of its activities call Amy Klene or Deena Hamer at 663-9622.

Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011

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