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Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department’s Easter Egg Hunt has large turnout

 

Cunningham Volunteer Fire DepartmentCunningham, TN – The Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department held their Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12th at the Montgomery Central Middle School. The event started at 10:00am.

Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

There were 5,000 eggs scattered between four separate lanes on the field. Each of the sections had two prize eggs with tickets inside. Each child was also given a ticket for a chance to win one of three door prizes at the end of the hunt.

Along with the eggs, there was over 1,000 pieces of candy.

“It took several days for our volunteers to get the eggs and everything else ready,” said Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department Captain William Jackson. “This is something we do to give back to the community that does so much for us.”

One of the lucky winners at the 2014 Cunningham Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt.

One of the lucky winners.

The Easter egg hunt was broken down into four age groups; ages 2 and under, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11. The 2 and under group started first, then each of the other groups were lined the go ahead, one at a time.

Once the Easter egg hunt started, the children went forth sweeping the field clean of eggs. Within minutes, all the eggs had been scooped up. The kids then sat down and began opening each each hoping to find a prize ticket. From the smiles on everyone’s faces, it was easy to tell that everybody had a good time.

“Last year it was a little cold, but our turnout was still over 120 children,” stated Jackson. “This year, the weather was perfect. There was just over 175 kids at this year’s event. It was the largest turnout we’ve had in the eight years of doing this.”

The prizes were Easter baskets filled with candy and goodies. The door prizes were stuffed animals along with candy.

If you missed this years easter egg hunt, mark your calendar and come out next year to this great event.

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About the Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department

Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1983 for fire protection in the Cunningham, TN area.  Currently, there are 50 members of the department. Under the leadership of Butch McCurdy, Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department responds to fires, motor vehicle accidents with injuries, hazardous material scenes, emergency medical calls, fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

They are supported by our community through donations and fundraisers so that they can continue to provide these emergency services.

For more information, visit their website at: www.cunninghamvfd.com


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