The Town of Campti held its first Easter Egg Hunt on April 15. Campti Community Event Committee: Amanda Davis and Kris James along with several members of Lakeview High School’s National Honor Society, all gathered early to hide over 400+ eggs for children ages 0 – 12 years old to find and enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the joy of community.
This event was the vision of Councilperson Bence Telsee Nicholas, with approval from the Mayor. Campti merchants, such as Lakeview Pharmacy, Campti Quick Stop, the Campti (North Natchitoches) Medical Clinic, along with various community members contributed to this Town event. Campti’s maintenance workers, Myrtle Procell, Marty Lowring and John Cofield, Jr. had the park beautifully manicured for the event.
Hot dogs (expertly grilled by Lawrence “Duke” Collins, Jr.), chips, cookies, and juice were provided by the Natchitoches Tribe of Campti. Council Chiefs Thomas Alemond, his wife, Janel and Peggy LeBrun Smith were on hand to help wherever needed. Mayor LaRon Winslow was also on hand to help out with bottled water.
The children enjoyed egg hunting with a golden egg in each age group with a cash prize inside. Age groups were 0- 2 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years and 10-12 years. Each group was marked and separated by colorful ribbons. After searching and clearing the grounds of hidden prizes the children enjoyed games including egg relay races, where teams had to balance their egg on a spoon and walk at a fast pace. The sack races really challenged the balance of participants and brought many giggles to happy faces. Charades was another of the day’s games that challenged the little ones. Another item of enjoyment was the Easter crafts table, where participants could make their own items for added Easter joy.
Last but not least, the Easter Bunny was on hand to take pictures and greet all who were at the park to enjoy this Town sponsored event, which couldn’t have happened without all the community and school volunteers.