The Zach Gordon Youth Center’s 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 was yet another immensely enjoyable occasion that saw more than 470 of Juneau’s youth collect more than 6,000 candy-filled eggs and go home with a special bag of toy prizes.
The egg hunt went off without a hitch thanks to the tremendously appreciated contributions from the following individuals who generously volunteered their time and effort to see that everyone left our event with great big smiles and baskets filled with Easter eggs.
Our thanks to: our community, Jesuit Volunteers, SAGA staff members, Crossroads Church volunteers, Zach Gordon Youth Center staff members and Thunder Mountain High School staff members for their excellent assistance with event registration, egg hiding and prize bag distribution. Also a special thanks to Wings of Alaska for their great last minute donation of airfare for four families. Last but not least, we would also like to give thanks to Mimi Mesdag, Suzanne Ainsworth and Wayne Hixson at Juneau Community Schools for allowing us to use the beautiful and spacious commons area at Thunder Mountain High School as a convenient gathering spot for the egg hunt registration and prize bag hand-out.
Thank you once again to all of you — as well as to anyone else whose name we might’ve unfortunately missed.
We could not hold this event without community support and volunteer efforts. Happy Spring and see you next year.
Donnyel Burras, Zach Gordon Youth Center