Baldwin Lions' Easter party at VFW was a hopping good time

BALDWIN — Area children enjoyed an afternoon of Easter-filled fun during the Baldwin Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, hosted at the Peacock VFW Hall Post No. 5315 on Saturday.

In attendance were 51 children who were old enough to hunt for eggs, along with many more infants, parents and grandparents, said Laura Johnson, one of the event organizers.

"We hid over 1,000 candy-filled eggs for three age groups. The eggs were donated by the Brohman Bible Church, as one of our Lions members attends the church there, and he, our son Scott and his girlfriend stuffed all the eggs for us," she added.

The VFW donated use of the buildings and grounds, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary provided and prepared hot dogs, chips and lemonade for lunch.

The Baldwin Lions Club gave away two $75 Walmart gift cards to purchase a bike of the winners' (one girl, one boy) choice, Johnson added.  

"A young man by the name of Kennedy guessed the closest number of jelly beans with a guess of 600. There were actually 649 in the jar," she added.

The many prizes handed out included six one-pound chocolate bunnies, three large stuffed animals, and 14 hand-made Easter baskets packed with toys and candy.

"We were very pleased with the weather and turnout. We hope to have twice as many kids next year," Johnson said.