Participants in this year's Farmington Area Jaycees Spring Egg Hunt in Heritage Park helped bring more than 740 meals to metro Detroit area residents, through donations to Gleaners food bank.
The total 849 pounds of non-perishable food items collected was 200 pounds more than last year.
Held in partnership with the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department, the March 24 event brought out an estimated 500 children, despite chilly, windy weather. Participants played games and had the ability choose when they wanted to hunt for eggs as there were multiple hunts ran for each age group. There were also multiple raffle prizes for kids and adults given away, including a signed Detroit Lions football.
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Many kids enjoyed their time playing plinko, putt-putt golf, running in the potato sack race, throwing bean bags, and running an obstacle course on the splash pad in an egg race. The Farmington Area Jaycees will be donating the proceeds from the raffle tickets and games, to Gleaners Food Bank, feeding more hungry people.
The Farmington Area Jaycees would like to personally thank all of the sponsors that helped make the 58th Annual Spring Egg Hunt possible. Farmington Hills Special Services, The Farmington Hills Fire Department, The Detroit Lions, International Minute Press, The Farmington Community Library, Sam’s Club, Farmington Hills Ice Rink, Gourmet Hot Dog, BearClaw, and the residents of Community Living Centers for helping to fill all of the goody bags.
The Farmington Area Jaycees are a local chapter of the Michigan Jaycees which represent more than 2,000 young professionals, ages 21-40, in more than 40 chapters across the state. Chapters develop and create community events, provide professional and personal trainings to members and help build today’s leaders. Additionally, chapters assist other charitable organizations and have been instrumental in raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Michigan Broadcast Association’s D-TV Transition Program and Detroit Piston’s Kids Kicking Cancer.
For more information about the Farmington Area Jaycees, the community is invited to the next General Membership Meeting that is being held on Tuesday April 9, 7 p.m., at the Farmington Hills City Hall Community Room. There will be a craft area for the kids to enjoy, and visitors can learn how to get involved with the group.
Source: Farmington Area Jaycees press release