Community Interest

Great Turnout for New Melle Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt

By Kathy Miller

On Saturday, April 9, the New Melle Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the soccer field at Immaculate Heart of Mary in New Melle. Despite the chilly temperatures early that morning, 246 children and over 60 adults participated in the Easter Egg Hunts. Thanks to the generous sponsors there were hundreds of prizes, including several bikes and scooters donated for the children, plus great prizes for the adults. The Adult Egg Hunt benefitted the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and raised over $600.

Before the Easter Egg Hunts, the City of New Melle provided donuts, and the New Melle Fire Protection District supplied the drinks for the morning. There were games sponsored by Red Tree Church, face painting sponsored by Blondin Professional Real Estate and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

The event and all activities were free, thanks to the generosity of the area businesses. A special thanks to Father Tom Miller of IHM - New Melle, Frank Trupiano, Amy and Libby Thornton, Katie Daunter, the 2022 New Melle Queen Candidates, and the Easter Bunny Kaya Goertz; she did a great job. Thank you to everyone that helped in any way to help pull off this huge event for New Melle and surrounding communities.

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Emerson & Olivia Lococo 

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Skylar & Gavin Daunter.

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The Gould Family visiting the Easter Bunny, Kaya Goertz.

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The Laupp family.

Photos from the Easter Egg Hunt - 

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 Ring Toss Game - Nathan Childress wins a prize at the bunny-ear ring toss game.

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Taryn at the Face Paint tent.

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Bike Winners:

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Adult Easter Egg Hunt and Prizes
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The New Melle Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community, volunteers, and the following sponsors for their support for such a great event this year. 

A & S Septic
Ages & Stages Learning Center
B & B Theaters
Bavarian Smoke Haus
Blondin Professional Real Estate
Boone Country Connection
Boy Scout Troop 856
B-Sharp Printing & Embroidery
Catala Facial Retreat & Boutique
Diamond Hauling LLC
Fitness First - Janet Hespen
Friedens Peace UCC
Frisella's Nursery
Gerry Wolf Real Estate
Grace Hauling
Hair Care by Rita
Hot Shots - Wentzville
JGL Remodeling LLC
Joerling Brothers Trucking Inc.
John Dickey - Shelter Insurance
Karrenbrock Construction
New Melle Dental
New Melle Fire Protection District
Peoples Savings Bank
Red Tree Church
Rob Hamann Agency, Inc.
Short Stop's Convenience Store
St. John's UCC Cappeln
Stone Summit Steak & Seafood
Straatmann Feed
Sugar Creek Winery
Sydenstricker Nobbe John Deere
TAC Travel LLC
The City of New Melle
The Greenwood Group
The Missouri Bank
The Red Beauty Salon
The Tattooed Dog
The Quarry Wine Garden
The Write Design
U.S. Nails
Waters Edge Pools LLC.
Zollmann Farms