Holiday fun, a little early at Carver Elementary

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Carver Elementary School’s lawn was stocked with more than 1,000 eggs and 141 students racing to collect them all Thursday.

The school’s annual Easter Egg Hunt left kids excited and out of breath as they headed to the school’s cafeteria with brown bags filled to the brim.

Students who found the special marked eggs were awarded prizes in the form of gift baskets, stuffed animals or toys.

First-grader Hailey Morgan won a gift basket with candy and toy goggles.

“I am glad they put up the eggs so that we could do it,” Perry said.

The Easter egg hunt was sponsored by Carver’s volunteer of the year, Marion Perry, who was overjoyed that she could offer students “some pre-Easter holiday fun.”

“I am renewed with smiles and hugs that I get from all my children,” Perry said. “Some students never get to experience this at home.”

The school has had the Easter egg hunt for the last eight years.

Each year, teachers and staff work with Perry to stuff and lay the eggs.

“I think it gives the kids a chance to experience Easter,” said Sharita Jones, a fourth-grade teacher at Carver Elementary. “A lot of kids don’t get the experience of going out in the community to do an Easter egg hunt.”

 

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