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Huntersville pulls out the stops for kids

After hunting for the 3,000 treat-filled Easter eggs, playing games and having lunch, it was time for some arts and crafts. The hot dog lunch included 20 pounds of coleslaw, 120 pounds of macaroni and cheese and 12 dozen pickled eggs.
Seven year old Coralee Decker and her grandparents, Daniel and Brenda Myers, of Durbin, took a day off from worrying about their fight with leukemia to spend a happy day making precious memories in the sunshine. Every child was given an Easter basket, but Coralee was lucky enough to have also won three Easter bunnies in the drawing.
The Easter Bunny, who hopped in especially to Eden in the Alleghenies Saturday to greet the children, was patiently played by Randy Andreck. He posed with his human wife, Hope Andreck, who said, “we came to help because Susie Landis is our friend.”
One of the highlights for the children at the annual Huntersville Easter Egg Hunt organized and sponsored by Susie and Roy Landis (and 60 of their friends) is meeting the Easter chicks. Eight year old Sabrina Hammon (l) cuddles Snowball, and her sister, 14 year old Samantha Hammon displays Fred. More than 650 meals were served at the event. L.D. Bennett photos

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