Elks Easter events make everyone 'hoppy'

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2008

Every year the Kenai Elks family hosts Easter events and a holiday luncheon. On April 21, 28 eager children arrived to decorate 360 hard-boiled eggs. They also decorated cupcakes and painted clay pots used as centerpieces.

Then, on Easter, the Sunday's best were brought out, linens were set, centerpieces placed and a decorative buffet presented. Approximately 250 family and friends turned out for the feast.

A guess at the number of jelly beans in a container won prizes for Jaden Bower, 4, daughter of Phillip and April Bower, and Austin Malston, 14, grandson of Ron and Ruth Malston.

The deviled eggs contest had four entries with the prize going to partners Joel Bower, 8, and his grandmother Sylvia Sly.

Thanks to the tasting judges, Sue Carter, Claudia Lemme and Ron Rogers.

The kids had an egg hunt by age groups in search of hard-boiled and plastic eggs with a number inside to collect a cash prize. There was a Hip Hop cake walk (where 130 cakes and pastries were given out) and the Easter Bunny made an appearance for photos. Thank you to all those who made this year's Easter a huge success.

Thank you to the volunteers: Dan and Cole Aaronson, April Bower, Travis Burnett, Skeeter and Adam Creighton, Claudia Lemme, James, Annalea and Cala Lott, Christina and Sylvia Luff, Pete Mysing, JD Perkins, Wendy Sandifer, Trina Sanford, Travis Wilkerson and Kim Wilson.

Thank you for the food donations: IGA, Peterkin Distributors, Safeway, Dan Aaronson, Ken Cole, James and Annalea Lott, Joel and Mary Macrander, Ruth and Ron Malston and Dave and Sindi Charlesworth

Thank you for the prize donations: AlaskaLanes, Block Busters Video - Kenai, Candy Bouquet, Carl's Jr., Cold Stone, Pizza Boys on K-Beach, Sharp's Billiards, Sugar Loaf, The .406, Video Place and Kenai Elks Lodge officers

Ken Cole

Exalted ruler

Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425

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