Last updated on March 31, 2016
(Pictured: Marla Shelton Kissack with daughters Ella and Natalie after the egg hunt. Photo by Shannon Feaganes.)
By: Shannon Feaganes, Web Editor
Volunteer State Community College hosted a Family Day and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 on the Quad.
The event was open to the public free of charge and ran from 12-1:30pm, with two Easter egg hunts as well as activities such as Simon Says, Red Light Green Light, a coloring station, and a prize drawing.
The Easter Bunny also made an appearance and was available to take photos with.
During registration for the event, each attendee was given a raffle ticket that would be entered in a drawing to win a themed Easter basket at the end of the event.
The Easter Egg Hunt had two rounds with Dr. Kenny Yarbrough, Director of Student Life and Diversity Initiatives, commenting.
The first round was for children aged 6 years and under and the second round was for older children as well as any remaining children who had not yet participated.
Children ran across the Quad full of Easter eggs, and each egg contained a piece of candy.
Between rounds, attendees were directed to the grass across from the Wallace building to play a game of Simon Says. Winners received a candy prize from the Easter Bunny’s basket.
Attendees also participated in Red Light Green Light, with winners also receiving candy.
After Red Light Green Light, the second round began and attendees were encouraged to partake in the refreshments available, which were hot dogs, chips, cookies, and Hawaiian punch.
During this time the coloring station was also open, which had board games such as Candyland and Connect4.
The event came to a close when Yarbrough and volunteers from the crowd drew winning raffle tickets for themed Easter baskets. Among the announced winners were Layla Loftis, Rosalia Becerra, and Aleya Bacheldey.
Tabitha Sherrell, Coordinator of Student Activities, estimated an attendance of at least 65 people. “I was nervous because of the weather, but we had a nice turnout,” said Sherrell.
“Given that it was supposed to rain and it didn’t, I was very pleased,” said Yarbrough.
“The last two years I’ve been going to the Easter Egg Hunt at the Streets of Indian Lake, but this is better,” said Marla Shelton Kissack, a Vol State graduate from 1998. “The kids here are more polite, and this is my favorite school. It [Family Day and Easter Egg Hunt] has a good setup, with the hunts broken up into age groups.”