Easter egg hunt coming back for second year

ROUSES POINT - It'll be a mad dash across the lawn of Dodge Memorial Library, as children rush to pick up Easter Eggs, during the second annual Easter Egg Hunt, next Saturday, March 27.

Last year's event, which featured nearly 700 colored plastic eggs, began as a result of the Friends of the Library wanting more local events.

"The only other events are down in Plattsburgh," explained Mandie Bechard, a library board trustee and liaison between the library and the Friends. "Just to provide something local, that's a family event."

The event will begin at 10:20 a.m. with an Easter basket raffle, followed by the hunt at 10:30 a.m. sharp, with nearly 2,000 eggs.

"Stewart's, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, and Cor-

nerstone [Drug and Gift] have all made donations of candy to fill the eggs," said Bechard.

Children will be split into age groups 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8, and assigned to a different section of the lawn.

The library will also feature an open house and book sale.

"[Last year] we were encouraging residents to come in and really see the library and all the changes that had taken place," explained Bechard.

Although the changes at the library have been in effect for a year, Bechard said there are still plenty more offerings.

"There's so much going on that we just want to continue to have an open house," she said.

The book sale, which will feature used books ranging in price for 25 cents to $1, will benefit the Friends of the Library.

Tickets for the Easter basket are being sold at the library for $1. For more information, call the library at 297-6242.

Children are asked to bring their own basket or bag for the egg hunt.

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