The majority of players on Overton Community Golf Course Saturday morning were mostly below 12 years of age and looking for prizes in the annual Overton – New London Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Kids in age groups 2 years old and under, 3-5, 6-9 and 9-12 looked for the brightly colored plastic shells and those collecting the most “eggs” were rewarded.
“This was a great day for an Easter Egg Hunt!” boomed ONLCC Secretary Jeannie Barber. “We had sunny weather, a cool breeze and a great turnout!”
Before the hunt, children of all ages could fish for prizes, have balloon animals made, compete in sack races, toss rings, do the parachute flip, bowl ten pins and have their faces painted. All through the program, children could pose with or dance with the Easter Bunny, portrayed by West Rusk High School mascot Klynt Raymond. The entertainers of New Covenant Church Clown Ministry performed for the children with humorous skits, then a reverent reminder of the real meaning of Easter.
At 10 a.m., the egg hunters, with their baskets, were assembled by age group and at the blare of a police siren, had the egg-sperience of their day.
Prize winners in the egg hunt were (0-2 years-old) Grayson Shurbon, Kaiden Smith and Macie Williams; (3-5) Abby Laws, Cody Spears and Makayla Williams; (6-8) Claire Braswell, Jonathan Johnson and William Schuerhoff; (9-12) Adan Anderton, Lila Gurley and Nevaeh Gurley.
Barber credited chamber members and project managers Ilene Merchant, Teresa Kilpatrick and Sue Thompson for the making the Easter program possible.
“We also are grateful to the City of Overton, Overton Police Department, Overton Golf Course, New Covenant Church, Boy Scout Troop 319, our chamber members and all volunteers,” Barber added.