Marissa Kappus, Public Relations Coordinator
St. Lucie County Hopped Into Spring With Boys & Girls Clubs
Over 250 People Attended Breakfast With the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt
FORT PIERCE, FL: Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County routinely provides family-friendly events with one goal in mind: to bring the community together to better serve our youth.
On April 2, more than 250 people gathered at Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County’s Westside Campus for the first-ever Breakfast With the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt. The event, sponsored by Bug Bite Thing, was filled with festive crafts, photos with the Easter bunny, and a traditional Easter egg hunt.
To kick things off, around 3,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes were hidden around the campus to be swiftly collected by the children in attendance. Kids ages 9 and under raced with their baskets to gather their treasures in the designated Easter egg hunt areas. A special treasure hunt was reserved for the older kids that led them around the complex solving riddles and completing themed tasks.
Once all of the eggs had been collected, the rest of the Easter-themed festivities commenced! The parking lot was filled with guests creating Easter masterpieces out of marshmallows and paper plates, selecting books from the pop-up library, and taking their photo with the one-and-only Easter bunny.
“Events like this one present a wonderful opportunity for Boys & Girls Clubs staff and members to give back to our community,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Pamela Blake Welmon. “Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled day complete with pancakes and the Easter bunny.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Vice President of Philanthropy, Thomas John, said, “Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is honored to partner with Bug Bite Thing. Their sponsorship allowed families to gather in fellowship at the Westside Club for the Breakfast With the Easter Bunny event. Creating opportunities for families to have free experiences and get connected is something Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County stands for.”
The event also featured the famous Love and Lemonade stand, which was created by three Boys & Girls Clubs members to raise money for their Club. The young entrepreneurs have expanded their lemonade business and are now working on developing merchandise, writing a book, and of course, selling their lemonade at community events.
Not to be forgotten, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County set up a pop-up library where children in attendance could pick out, read, and take home their very own book.
“Thank you to Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County for hosting such a fun event. It was amazing to see so many South Florida families come together to celebrate. We look forward to many more future partnerships!” says Bug Bite Thing Founder & CEO Kelley Higney.
With community event staples such as Boys & Girls Clubs Chili Cook-Off and the Chuck Hill Golf Classic just around the corner, now is the time to get involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. For those that wish to support these upcoming events, or get more information about the organization, contact Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Director of Special Events, Michelle Oakley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County:
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with a world class Boys & Girls Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
With 23 locations throughout the county, Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids from grades K-12. We serve 17,000 youth throughout the year from a variety of backgrounds. Be part of something wonderful and take a tour of an area club by calling (772) 460-9918 or visiting www.bgcofslc.org or at www.facebook.com/bgcofslc.