We have a winner in our Here We Grow Again presale pass giveaway!
Congratulations to Shannon Yeater! She won three presale passes to the Spring 2016 kids consignment sale!
Where were the eggs?
Monday: Light and Life Christian Preschool
Tuesday: St. Susanna School
Wednesday: 10th Street Sports Center
Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Happy shopping, Shannon!
This is it! This is the final day of our three-day online Easter egg hunt for a chance to win three passes to the Here We Grow Again Spring 2016 presale!
For a clue on where to find Monday's Easter egg, click here.
For a clue on where to find Tuesday's Easter egg, click here.
So are you ready for a clue on where to find Wednesday's Easter egg? (It looks exactly like the one pictured.)
We've reached Day Two of our three-day Easter egg hunt for a chance to win three passes to the "Here We Grow Again" presale event, and the second egg is now hidden!
(In case you missed it, Monday's Easter egg is still hidden, and you can find the clue here.)
Tuesday's Easter egg looks exactly like the one pictured here, so let's get on with the clue about where it is!
Alright, Villagers! The first day of our Easter egg hunt to win three tickets to the "Here We Grow Again" presale is here!
The first Easter egg has been hidden.
Pictured is the egg you're looking for.
Remember the first two steps of the contest:
Are you familiar with Here We Grow Again? Twice a year, they hold a kids' consignment sale at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex in Danville, and this year's Spring Sale is April 13-16.
They're going to have over 90,000 clothing items, toys, furniture and other kids' items for sale that will save shoppers a ton of money. It's a huge event that Villagers should definitely make a point of experiencing!
Wouldn't it be cool to be able to shop the Here We Grow Again Spring 2016 Sale the day before it's opened to the public? Oh yeah. All the best stuff still there, ripe for the purchasing!
Well, I have three passes to give away to the Here We Grow Again Spring 2016 pre-sale that will take place on Tuesday, April 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.! We're going to do a little online Easter egg hunt every day on March 21, 22 and 23!
Here's how it's going to work:
This year, Easter falls on Sunday, March 27, 2016, and many organizations throughout Hendricks County offer Easter egg hunts and other activities for OUR KIDS during the month of March.
Here is a list of Easter egg hunts and activities that I know of that are taking place within Hendricks County for 2016.
As always, if I have overlooked an event that you know of, please contact me and let me know so that I can add it to the list!
Easter is right around the corner (Sunday, April 5), and if you're looking for Easter egg hunts for the kids, we've done the research for you.
Here are the Easter egg hunts in Hendricks County that we're aware of in 2015 (and if you know of any hunts that aren't listed here, please contact us so that we can add them!):
I got tired of staring at the boring ol' "Blog" title at the top of this blog. The blog needed a name and some personality -- something that embraces what They're Our Kids is all about.
Welcome, then, to The Village.
To paraphrase an African proverb, it takes a village to raise OUR KIDS. It has long been a belief of mine that no one can effectively raise a child on their own. It takes family, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches and other role models.
It takes an entire community.
It takes an entire community because we all have different talents, interests, areas of expertise and life experiences to share. OUR KIDS' lives are exponentially enriched by all of the villagers around them because OUR KIDS observe and learn from everyone with whom they have contact.
OUR KIDS are exposed to new things and exciting adventures when an entire village takes an interest in their development. They're kept safe and out of trouble when an entire village keeps an eye on them. And ultimately, the village benefits when OUR KIDS grow up and become contributing villagers themselves.
This is the premise around which They're Our Kids is built. We're all members of a community, and each child in that community is one of OUR KIDS.
I envision They're Our Kids as an online village where we can all come together in one spot and learn about our schools, local events and other community resources that assist us in raising OUR KIDS. The more villagers we have seeking and sharing resources and experiences, the better.
Now that we have our Village, we need Villagers.
Note the capital 'V' in Villagers. We're not talking about run-of-the-mill villagers now. We're talking about the special, dedicated Villagers who cherish OUR KIDS.
Our Villagers buy into the philosophy that it takes a special, dedicated Village to raise OUR KIDS, and that the more Villagers we have seeking and sharing resources and experiences, the better for all of us.
Our Villagers are those who subscribe to our blog (note the new feature in the right-hand column of this blog and on our home page), who spread the word about They're Our Kids and this blog to their friends and family, who "like" and share and actively participate on our Facebook page, who follow us on Twitter.
Our Villagers offer suggestions for additions to the They're Our Kids website, share kid-related resources that they find helpful so that those resources can be added to the site, and share family-friendly events in the area that they'd like other Villagers to know about.
Got some writing skills (don't worry...you don't have to be perfect -- or anywhere close to it) and a story to share with other Villagers about your experiences as a parent or something fun that you did with your kids? Contact me about submitting a guest blog entry! I'd love to read about your experiences, and I'm sure other Villagers would, too.
(Unfortunately, I cannot offer monetary compensation for guest bloggers. I don't get paid to do this, either.)
I've already had some Villagers alert me to Easter Egg hunts in Hendricks County that I didn't know about, special needs resources that they value for their own special needs kids, youth sports leagues that I didn't know existed (did you know that there's a youth LACROSSE league in Brownsburg?!), and suggestions for pages on local service clubs and local media and publications.
I LOVE the extra eyes and ears, and I want all the Villagers I can get! Together, we can cover Hendricks County like a blanket and make our Village an invaluable resource for parents in the area, as well as for parents who want to learn more about our area.
And OUR KIDS are going to be the ones who benefit.
Will you please become a Villager?
A favorite spring activity in Hendricks County is to take the kids to an Easter Egg hunt. Wondering where the nearest hunt is to you?
Here are the Easter Egg hunts that we're aware of for 2014 (and please contact us if you know of one that isn't on this list!)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Danville Public Library (Danville) - Their stacks are always filled with books....now they're filled with Easter eggs too! Children ages 2-9 are invited to an Easter egg hunt at the Library! Children ages 2-5 will hunt for eggs in the stacks at 10:00am and children ages 6-9 will hunt for eggs at 10:30 am. Please register by clicking here.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Countryside Meadows (Avon) - Join Countryside Meadows in the 500 lounge from 5-7pm for their annual Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there, and there will be face painting for the kids. Light refreshments will also be served. Hunt hosted by Countryside Meadows Senior Community. (Villager submitted)
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Arbuckle Park (Brownsburg) - Over 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Free photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 9:30am. Easter Egg hunt begins at 11am. Hunt sponsored by Brownsburg Parks & Recreation.
Happy Easter Eggstravaganza at Indoor Water Park (Plainfield) - 10am to noon. Event hosted by Plainfield Parks & Recreation.
Hummel Park (Plainfield) - The 2014 Hummel Park Easter Egg Hunt Presented by Carpenter Realty® will be from 10-11am at Hummel Park, 1500 South Center Street, Plainfield. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck at approximately 9:45am. Age categories will be 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. For more information, click here or call (317) 839-9121.
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church (Avon) - The annual Easter Egg hunt will be April 19th at 10am. Also the Easter Breakfast will be following the 7am service on April 20th. For the church's website, click here. (Villager submitted)
Washington Township Park (Avon) - Hunt will be held at 10am. Hunt sponsored by the Avon Optimist Club and Washington Township Park.
Eagle Church (Avon) - Eagle Church of Avon will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt from 11am to noon. (Villager submitted)
Egg-stravaganza at McCloud Nature Park (North Salem) - Hop-in for a non-traditional egg hunt from 11am to 4pm! Search for clues inside hidden camouflaged eggs on a nature scavenger hunt and trade in your completed worksheet for a prize. Crafts and games will also be available during the event. Event sponsored by Hendricks County Parks & Recreation.
Ellis Park (Danville) - Over 6,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Free photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 1:30pm. Easter Egg hunt begins at 2pm. Separate area will be set up for children with special needs. Rubber Ducky Race immediately following the Easter Egg hunt. Hunt sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Danville and Danville Parks & Recreation.
Coatesville United Methodist Church (Coatesville) - Easter Egg hunt held at 4863 Milton Street in Coatesville at 2pm. Hunt sponsored by Coatesville Downtown Revitalization Project.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Easter Eggsplosion (Danville) - Massive 4-acre easter egg hunt (over 3,000 eggs) plus lunch, music, games, family portraits and a drawing for a New Wii U and Nintendo DS3 at Living Faith Church of Danville, 934 Sycamore Lane in Danville. Participating age groups: PreK, K-2nd, and 3rd-5th. They would love for you to join them on April 20th for a comfortable and contemporary Easter worship service at 11am. Then at 11:30am there will be free food, music, family portraits and games followed by the Eggsplosion Egg hunt and capped off with an exciting drawing for great prizes. Come get to know Danville's newest church! Hosted by Living Faith Church of Danville. (Villager submitted)
Looking for Easter Egg hunts in Indianapolis and Central Indiana? Check out the list compiled by Indy With Kids!
Check this post frequently, as it will be updated as more information becomes available.
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