CHESTERVILLE — The Easter Bunny himself assisted with the April 3 draw announcing the first-, second- and third-place winners in the Rotary Club of Chesterville’s first annual Easter Egg Hunt — with Ron McMillan capturing top prize when Peter Cottontail pulled his name.
Eighty-one names were entered into the draw that took place on Rotary President Chris Cross-Barkley’s Victoria Street veranda. Each competitor had successfully identified thirteen extra-large Easter Eggs displayed around the village.
McMillan’s good fortune equates to an Easter basket full of goodies.
Second prize of a $75 gift certificate, donated by Karen Barkley of the Hair Loft, went to Shane Morazuk. Isabella Gaudette received third prize of $50, given by an anonymous donor.
“On behalf of the Rotary we want to thank everyone who participated in the Hunt,” said Club treasurer and past president John Stewart whose wife, Beate, read aloud the winners’ names.
“The Rotary Club can organize all kinds of events throughout the year but without community support and participation they wouldn’t exist. We thank you for this!” Stewart said.
“Again we thank everyone for participating in the Easter Egg Hunt. And a special thank you to Lannin’s Garage, The Hair Loft, Chesterville Pharmacy, Mike Dean’s, Ace Hardware and Canada Post for keeping the eggs on their property.”