Lincoln Jaycees sponsor
Easter egg hunt that draws large crowd
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[April 02, 2012]
In 1971 the band Chicago released a
song, "Saturday ..., in the park ..., I think it was the Fourth of
July," that captured Americans' hearts. Saturday in Latham Park was
reminiscent of that song and a phrase in it, "people laughing."
It was a warm, sunny afternoon that beckoned children to frolic in
the soft spring-green grass: perfect conditions for the annual
Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Lincoln Jaycees.
Divided in age
groups from 1-10 years, hundreds of children scoured the park for
goodies, while parents and grandparents encouraged, cheered and
coached. A few children even found courage to meet up with Harvey
the Easter Bunny for a visit.
While it was hard to tell who was having a better time, the kids
or the parents, there was plenty of joy, delight, triumph and
"people laughing" to go around for all, "Saturday, in the park."
The Lincoln Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization serving
Lincoln and the surrounding communities. The organization gives
young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to
build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business
development, management skills, individual training, community
service and international connections.
Membership meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open