AMBOY-The Amboy Lions Club had a beautiful, sunny day and the Amboy community responded with a great turnout for the Cliff Walter Memorial Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Cliff Walter was the coordinator for the hunt for more than 20 years. When he passed away last year, the annual Easter Egg Hunt was named in his honor and the Walter Family put a bench in the Amboy City Park to commemorate the hunt held there each year.
New this year was the opportunity for children to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny, Lions Club member Mike Danekas, was a huge hit with the hunt participants and spectators. There were also two Easter scenes that children, or adults, could put their faces through for photographs.
There were 90 dozen eggs dyed and hidden for children in four age categories: 2-3 years old, 4-5 years old, 6-7 years old and 8-10 years old. Special winning eggs were hidden in each section and the lucky children finding them won special prizes. All the children received a bag of candy at the end of the hunt and smiles were seen everywhere.
The Cliff Walter Memorial Easter Egg Hunt is held on the Saturday before Easter every year at the Amboy City Park. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 31, 2018.