Civitan Special Needs Egg Hunt Moves to D’Iberville

Contributor: Rachael Thomas
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Updated: 4/14 2:42 pm
The City of D’Iberville’s Town Green will soon be bustling with fun for young ones with developmental disabilities as thousands of colorful, candy and prize-filled plastic eggs await to be hunted during the upcoming 6th Annual Civitan Special Needs Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th. The North Bay Civitan Club of D’Iberville-St. Martin will host the annual hunt for the first time in D’Iberville after five years of growth across the bay in Biloxi.

“The hunt has grown consistently, and we wanted to find a location in our service area that will ensure an enjoyable experience,” said North Bay Civitan Club Board Member Leslie Robertson. “We’re excited to welcome many new faces to this great venue in D’Iberville for the first time.”

North Bay Civitan Club President Keith Wilson serves as the hunt coordinator and emcee. He says the goal every year is to provide an egg hunt that is safe and collaborative. “This is a great opportunity for social interactions among the youth and an outlet for families with special needs to network,” Wilson mentioned. In addition, the newly chartered Long Beach High School Junior Civitan Club will provide a decorated table designed to help participants who use a wheelchair hunt eggs, too.

The event is FREE to all youth and young adults with special needs. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with plenty of music by DJ Kelly Brody, games and face-painting as well as pictures with the Civi-Bunny. Hunting starts after the opening ceremonies, which begin at 11 a.m. Egg hunters will get a free lunch, too. Also, the club will be accepting any leftover parade beads that will benefit the ‘Throw-M-Again’ Recycled Beads program sponsored by Gulf Coast Industries.

Rain site will be inside the Town Green Building. For more info or to volunteer, email northbaycivitan@gmail.com or call (22) 219-2238.

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