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  • Westsider holds his own Easter egg hunt for kids

  • Westsider John Haselton was busy March 15 getting ready for his 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
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  • Westsider John Haselton was busy March 15 getting ready for his 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. John and his helper Jenna Swearingen, 7 months old, stuffed 1,816 eggs for local children to find Easter Sunday at a farm near Laurie.
    The egg hunt started out being a place for local children and children in need to have a fun day outside hunting eggs, getting prizes and having lunch. John loves kids and is also "well acquainted" with Santa Claus at Christmas time.
    The egg hunt is always held on Easter Sunday at the farm located about 5 miles down Cuptree Drive (formerly Lake Rd. 135-3).
    All the candy for the event was donated by Cleo and JoAnn Jasper, and other prizes were donated by Johnson Brothers Marina, Laurie Pizza Hut and Versailles Wal-Mart.
    All youngsters are invited to come. John just asks for an RSVP to make sure there is enough for everyone. RSVP by calling or texting 573-789-4818 or emailing r_pedgar@yahoo.com.
    The egg hunt will start promptly at 2 p.m. with hotdogs, chips and a drink being served afterwards for all children and their parents.
    John also asks that if you are able to please bring with you one dozen unstuffed eggs to add to the collection for next year. There is no charge for the event or lunch, however donations are always welcome.
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