EAST ALDINE – The BakerRipley campus in the new Town Center was the site last Saturday morning for a festive Easter Celebration for kids and their families.
Balloons, plastic eggs with surprises inside, gift baskets for each child, and a visit with the Easter Bunny were the highlights of the event. The gift baskets included activities for each child to play with.
The event was billed as an “Eggstravaganza” and was a drive-thru type event on the driveway of the BakerRipley campus. Due to the safety concerns of the pandemic, families were given an appointment time, so that not too many were present at any one time. Masks and social distancing were safety precautions, that made the event family friendly and safe.
BakerRipley managed the event for the community enjoyment, and it was led by Rocio Witte, manager of Community Development for the organization. Also helping were a number of volunteers, who met the cars, checked the appointments, and helped distribute the gift baskets.
Also present were several information booths from organizations such as Aetna health insurance. By the end of the three hour event, at least 200 children had participated and joined in the family fun.