To the editor:
The Easter egg hunt was a great success! The staff of OberlinKids spread thousands of eggs across the lawn of Tappan Square and New Union Center on Saturday, March 26. The Easter Bunny made the rounds and hundreds of pictures were taken. The day couldn’t have happened without the joint collaboration of Janet Haar of Oberlin Business Partnership, which had coordinated the hunt in the previous 12 years.
A big thank you to Oberlin Cable Co-op for delivering boxes of plastic eggs earlier in the month to the Neighborhood Alliance Oberlin Senior Center volunteers. The volunteers stuffed 6,000 pieces of candy donated by Ben Franklin and Mindfair Books into thousands of eggs. OberlinKids hopes to recycle as many eggs as possible this year. This will help sustain the event year to year. There will be boxes to collect the recycled eggs at for two weeks following the hunt at Oberlin Early Childhood Center 317 East College St., Oberlin Business Partnership, 23 East College St., and the Oberlin Public Library, 65 South Main St. during respective business hours.
Congratulations to the coloring contest and raffle drawing winners! Coloring contest winners:
• 0-3 year olds — Faith Abeyta
• 4-5 year olds — Elijah Wilson
• 6-8 year olds — A tie between Most Creative and Neatest ended up being siblings who will share the basket, MiLou and Jessie Boonekamp!
• Raffle winners: Basket — Kameron Bromley, Subway gift card – Nachole Rothgery
Thank you to the community for taking the time to stop by the OberlinKids table during the event to enter the raffle and get more information on OberlinKids services and programs. OberlinKids is a community collaborative made up of 15 partners who have all come together to ensure that all children in the Oberlin City Schools enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. All children birth to entry into kindergarten are encouraged to join this free program if they plan on attending the Oberlin City Schools. Registered families have access to free literacy kits, play groups, parent cafes, family dinner nights, and family fun events. For more info or to register, visit www.oberlinkids.org.