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Monroe County Shrine Club’s Egg Hunt a Big Success!

As pandemic restrictions have loosened and the ban on public gatherings has become a memory of the past, communities across West Virginia did not want to be left behind on the fun and festivities associated with the Easter holiday.

This year’s Monroe County Shrine Club‘s Easter celebration in Union was decorated with a colorful egg hunt, giveaways, and loads of community support to make it all possible.

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They always go big.. this year 1,400 eggs!

♬ Coming In Hot – Andy Mineo & Lecrae

On Saturday, April 16th, about 56 children aged infant to 12 years young, participated in an egg hunt with a whopping 1,400 eggs. While this year’s attendance was slightly smaller than years past, the faces were all smiles in what was this year’s 6th annual egg hunt hosted by the Monroe County Shriners.

This was a free event to bring the community together and prizes included several bicycles, Easter baskets, scooters, wagons, big wheels, $2 bills, and even a robot!

“For many of us, this is our favorite annual event and we enjoy watching the children grow up”

– Rick Edwards

Among the many sponsors who helped make this event a success were Ana and Joe Lusk with Lusk Farms, Jerry Mann, Steve Dickinson, Audrina Mill, Kelli and Brandon Eggleston, our team here at HashtagWV, Rick Edwards, and Jerry Mann with M&M Siding and Windows.

Special thanks to Michael McMillan, the students who helped hide the eggs, Jessica Allen who helped coordinate the volunteers, and all of the Shriners who helped make this event a success.

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Monroe County Shriners’ upcoming events:

You can see The Monroe County Shriners in action during the parade at Farmer’s Day held in Union on Saturday, June 4th. They will host a gun/cash raffle during this event so don’t miss out!

They also invite you to participate and/or sponsor a hole during their annual golf tournament on Saturday, July 23rd at Fountain Springs Golf Course in Peterstown, WV. And they invite you to visit them during the West Virginia State Fair where they will be sitting under the Grandstand accepting donations.

To stay updated with the Monroe County Shriners, follow them on facebook.

The Monroe County Shrine Club is affiliated with the Beni Kedem Shrine Club of West Virginia which is affiliated with the Shriners Hospital for Children. The Shriners Hospital for Children provides “specialty pediatric care to children around the world, providing a comprehensive range of treatments and services that help improve the quality of children’s lives and allow them to reach their full potential,” according to the hospital’s website.

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