Thursday, July 24, 2014

Downtown Easter egg hunt set to go

The first-annual Community Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, organized by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, along with “The Shops on Scott Street,” is all set to go for this Saturday.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at Ink Spotz Apparel+ (279 Scott St.).

There, they will pick up their empty Easter basket and passport, which will indicate the participating businesses from the 100-300 blocks of Scott Street to stop at.
They have 200 Easter baskets or bags for the first 200 kids.
“The children will proceed through the downtown trying to get their entire passports stamped,” Kiwanian Toey Bone remarked.
Upon completing the “hunt,” children will end up at the Fort Frances Museum, where there will be a few activities.
“There will be a bunny mascot available for picture-taking and a refreshment table,” said Bone, adding there also will be several draws for children to enter.
“There was a bike donated as the grand prize,” she said. “And we will have a number of Easter baskets.”
Bone said some of the baskets will include items donated by businesses not in the downtown area.
And she’s pleased that more than 30 downtown businesses are participating in the event.
“Each business can participate to whatever extent they want,” Bone said, adding some are planning scavenger hunts, while others will have sidewalk chalk out.
But with a chance of rain in the forecast, she reminded children and parents to dress appropriately as they will be walking a few blocks.
Donations will be accepted for the Salvation Army food bank.

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