Kershaw Heart & Soul Presents
K E R S H A W P O P - U P E G G H U N T
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The afternoon of Friday, April 10th, 2020, the Town Administrator, Mitch Lucas, chauffeured the Easter Bunny to around the community to deliver Easter Baskets and hide Easter Eggs to lucky households. They started off at Foxwood Apartments with a drive thru and then started on there 21 household route which took them throughout the community - over 40 miles!
The lucky households were asked to decorate their mailboxes and keep everyone inside as to adhere to the social distancing recommendations. We heard of one instance where the kids chased the Easter Bunny! lol Social media was flooded with pictures and videos of smiling kids, animated stuffed bunny rabbits, decorated mail boxes and laughter! Just what our community needed!
With the Town of Kershaw being under a State of Emergency and the Community Easter Egg Hunt being cancelled, Kershaw Heart & Soul has been trying to find a substitute that fits within the social distancing recommendations. That is were the Kershaw Easter Challenge was created (www.townofkershawsc.gov/kershaw-easter-challenge) and goes through Sunday, April 12th with a chance to win 1 of 18 Easter Baskets.
The Town Administrator saw that a town in South Carolina was doing a mobile Easter Egg Hunt in place of their Easter Egg Hunt and thought it would be great to do that here in Kershaw. A teaser went out on Monday, April 6th, 2020 on social media about the Kershaw Popup Egg Hunt and that details how to be one of the lucky 21 households would be released on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. There were a few requirements, the households needed to be within the 29067 zip code, they needed to have at least 1 child under 12 living in the household, and they must have a front yard. By 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday there were over 30 emails received by Kershaw Heart & Soul! It was an overwhelming response which was simply AWESOME! By Thursday end of business all the lucky households were contacted making sure they knew that no one was suppose to be in the yard, animals/pets were to be put up for the safety of the Easter Bunny. It was exactly what the community needed!
Again, this wouldn't be possible without the collaborative efforts of the Town of Kershaw, Kershaw Heart and Soul and Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE).