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Easter Hat Parade comes to Dexter
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
DEXTER - The Easter Bunny and Monty Moose will be welcoming children and their chaperones to Dexter's first Annual Easter Hat Parade Contest on Saturday, April 10th the day before Easter. The Dexter Regional Development Corporation, Dexter Regional Federal Credit Union and the Dexter United Methodist Church are working together to bring Dexter area kids a fun morning celebrating Easter.

The Event will start promptly at 9 AM at the Dexter United Methodist Church with the Methodist Church ladies cooking up a FREE Breakfast for chaperoned children up to 12 years of age. Adults eat by donation… This is the 4th year that the Pastor Lois Field and the church have held this nondenominational event.

After Breakfast, around 9:30 AM colorful Easter Hats will be created by the children, with the help of volunteers. We will be providing the hats, decorations, but if you have spare silk flowers, tulle, paper streamers, pipe cleaners, etc. that you would like to donate, we are accepting donations and volunteers.

At 10:00 AM Pastor Field holds her Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Church. Children up to 7 years old find eggs in the church and the older kids old find eggs outside (weather permitting). Children get little candies in each egg; they receive a quarter for every egg found and the winners in the (2 age groups) win a Silver Dollar for the most eggs found.

Around 10:30 AM the children don their Easter Hats and 'parade' down to the NEW Dexter Regional Federal Credit Union office, where they will parade in the lobby in front of DRFCU Judges. The winners will be judged in the same age groups 0 to 7 and 8 to 12.

All participating children receive a colorful "Easter Bank" from DRFCU and the Easter Hat winners receive: ( in the 2 age Groups)

1st Prize $50 Monty Moose Savings Account
2nd Prize $30 Monty Moose Savings Account
3rd Prize $20 Monty Moose Savings Account

If you would like to bring your children/grandchildren for this "traditional type" of Easter Celebration, come to the Methodist Church on Lower Main Street in Dexter. If you would like more information, contact DRDC president Judy Wilbur Craig at 924-3067 or email at [email protected].

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