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Annual New Melle Easter Egg Hunt

The New Melle Chamber of Commerce held its 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 1. Despite the cold and windy morning, 217 children registered for the Egg Hunt at the New Melle VFW Post 5651. The egg hunts were held in three age divisions, and an adult hunt benefited The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

During registration, kids and adults enjoyed hot beverages and donuts provided by the NMFPD, and a ring toss game sponsored by the New Melle Scouts was a big hit. The Easter Bunny stopped by to visit with the kids, and Gerti the Goat also made an appearance, all decked out for Easter.

After the hunt, kids opened their eggs to see if they had won a prize and attendance prizes were awarded. Hundreds of prizes were given away, including six bikes, thanks to generous donations from The New Melle Chamber of Commerce, its members and other area businesses, individuals and organizations.

This event takes many hours of planning and preparation and hundreds of volunteer hours, thanks to the Chairs of the event, Maureen Blondin and Amy Schneider, and thanks to all the countless members donating their time and money to give back to such a well-deserving community. A special thank you to the New Melle VFW for hosting the event this year, to Jordyn Burbes, Queen Candidate, for volunteering to play the Easter Bunny and to the sponsors listed below the pictures. 

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Weston (L) and Mikenna (R) with the Easter Bunny, Jordan Burbes.

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Easter Bunny, Jordan Burbes (C) posing with Carson (L) and Christopher Williford. 

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Member of the NMFDP posing with the Easter Bunny before the hunt. 

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Gertie having a treat from the Easter Bunny.

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Prizes (below) for the kids and adults. 

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Bike Winners: *Not pictured - Elizabeth Fry age 0 to 3. 

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 Dyllan Evans - age 7 to 10.

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Eva Knipe - Age 0 - 3

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Quinn Branstetter - age 4 to 6

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Tatum Gammon - age 4 to 6

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Elliana Bobofiglio age 7 to 10. 

Sponsors:
Blondin Real Estate
Frisella Nursery
B&S Repair
Generation Homebuilders
The Missouri Bank
Kathy Kilo Peterson, State Farm
Grace Hauling
New Melle Baking Company
Karrenbrock Construction
The Write Design
Laurie Yeager Podhorn
Tiemann Tidd VFW Post
St. John's UCC, Cappeln
Sydenstricker Nobbe
Maracas
The Greenwood Group
Porky Joerling Trucking
Gerti the Colorful Goat
The Quarry Wine Garden
Waters Edge Pools
Zollman Farms
New Melle Dental
TS Utilities
JGL Remodeling, LLC
Shelter Insurance, John Dickey
New Melle Fire Ladies Auxiliary
Catala Facial Retreat
Judy Anderson
Soulard Gyro
American Family, Rob Hamann
Edward Jones Ben Waggoner
Straatman Feed
Sugar Creek Winery
Aisling Med Spa
Peoples Savings Bank
New Melle Queen Candidates