Eastern Star holds 65th annual Easter egg hunt

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Challis High School Students who are members of Leah O’Keefe Chapter of the National Honor Society boiled and dyed 144 dozen eggs for the 65th annual Easter egg hunt organized by members of Florence Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star assisted by members of Challis Lodge #92 Masons of Idaho. Deb Sheppeard photo

Todd Adams photos

Todd Adams photos

Todd Adams photos

Todd Adams photos

Todd Adams photos

On Saturday, April 15, Challis Centennial Park was all set up for the annual egg hunt. The weather was a little cold when we started, but the sun was shining and it had warmed up enough for the little ones, toddlers to third-graders, to go out and find the eggs hidden around the park. There were 144 dozen eggs that members of Leah O’Keefe Chapter of the National Honor Society had boiled and dyed for us again this year; they did a good job as usual. There were also dozens of (around 90) plastic eggs that Beta Phi Sorority, East Idaho Credit Union and Cindy Halverson donated for us to hide. This year Pam Robins had donated 60 boxes with enough stuff, bunnies, candy and little games to fill them as gifts for 60 lucky kids. We made up 60 special eggs with a star on them and put 10 in each age group. When the hunt was over, the lucky ones who found an egg with a star came to claim their gift boxes. We also had some stuffed animals that Marie Doll, one of our Golden Stars (103 years young), donated to hand out.

The groups that came out to help this year were the following: Challis Hot Springs Hogs, DJ, Paige and Cody Lanier and Savannah Moore; Round Valley Stockmen, Riley Shaw, Lacy Dougherty (Chicken) and Riley Savage (Bunny) who was visiting us from Oklahoma.

Challis Lodge #92 Masons of Idaho had CHIP (Idaho Child Identification Program) kits to hand out. The Shriners had the Tin Lizzies for people to see.

The members of Florence Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star love doing this annual Easter egg hunt for our community and want to thank all the groups that come out to help us every year.

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