The New Melle Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at New Melle Sports and Recreation. The event will include the Second Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. There are several families in the New Melle / Defiance area affected by the disease.
The children’s hunt (starting at 10 a.m. - arrive by 9:30 a.m.) features opportunities to win prizes provided by donations from local businesses. Other activities include pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), plus games/activities sponsored by local businesses, food and refreshments and more.
The Adult Easter Egg Hunt will follow the children’s hunt, at approximately 10:30 a.m. (Must be at least 18 to participate.) There is a $10 entry fee for the adult hunt which will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.* Major sponsors for the adult hunt are Ryan Sanford-Equity Prime Mortgage, and Rich and Lori West-Overstock Outlet, Wentzville.
Many local businesses and organizations give generously to this event every year, giving their time and talent to make this a fun, family-friendly community event.
Everyone is encouraged to arrive early (before 9:30) to allow time for parking and registration before the hunts begin promptly at 10 a.m. The children’s hunts are divided into groups by age. The first group (0-3) begins at 10 a.m., followed closely by ages 4-6, then 7-10. The adult hunt will follow the 7-10 group. Dress for the weather, and come out and have a great time.
* Live, Laugh Libby
All proceeds from the Adult Easter Egg Hunt will be donated to CF through the Live, Laugh Libby Team at the 2019 Great Strides Walk May 4th at St. Charles Community College. Libby Thornton is a local 16-year CF patient who has devoted much of her young life to educating her peers about Cystic Fibrosis, raising awareness, and supporting the search for a cure. Each year, Libby and her family participate in the Great Strides walk and other CF fundraising activities. This year, the team will be conducting a raffle and silent auction at the Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th. You can also support the Live, Laugh, Libby team at the St. Charles Great Strides walk website: http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?fr_id=7310&pg=entry.
To view flyer for this event click here.