2018-04-12 / Front Page

W-WPRD provides thousands of goodies at Eggstravaganza

The fifth annual W-W Easter Eggstravaganza held Saturday, March 31, at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department track and football field was declared a “huge success” after the Washington Fire Department dropped over 1,800 eggs for children ages 4-16, and over 1,000 pieces of candy for all ages. Also, some 200 sack lunches were served and there were giveaways of a bike, a wagon, and 10 Easter baskets.

The whole event was organized and made possible by Communities in Schools Site Manager Tito Chapman through his partnership with Shavarr Turner Quinn, Family Assistance Specialist with the Georgia National Guard Family Program, W-WPRD Director Alvin Jones, W-WPS teacher Lillian R. Booker, W-WPRD concession manager Lakisha Harris, Jumpstart Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator Roxeann Cobb, Malinda Luke, the Jawga Playaz Bike Club, and Tim Harris of Harris Automotive, as well as generous donations from various community groups.

The day’s event began with a welcome and prayer by Jones followed by meeting and greeting from each of the community group leaders. Children enjoyed playing games to win prizes, playing in bouncy houses, and the huge egg drop.

In addition to those already mentioned above, the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department offered its appreciation to the following sponsors for making the event a success:

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington Fire Department, Minister Annie Harris of Pauline Chapel, military family support branch volunteers, Troy and Jay Bunch for event shirts, Shirley Gladmon and her mother for preparing the sack lunches, Mr. Sean Baseball League, J&E Inflatables, and Authur and Amanda Key.

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