The Strong Start program for zero – Kindergarten-aged children and their parents meets at the Vavenby Primary School on Wednesdays.
April 6 was a special Easter day. First everyone colored Easter bunnies and glued them onto small paper bags. When done the children went off to different stations to play. A little later they all got together to sing action songs. After that everyone washed their hands and had snacks, which consisted of pizza, carrot sticks, crackers, and water. Story time was next. It was about the Easter bunny. Finally – for those who had found it difficult to wait – it was time to paint hard-boiled eggs. They were given a hardboiled egg and a zip-lock bag. There were pots of different colors and the children were told to put small amounts the food coloring into their bags then gently rub it around their egg. Each person was given three eggs to color.
A game called the Bunny Game was next. The bunny bags were needed. Each person was given a set of “carrots” with the numbers one to six on them. There was a big die that the children took turns rolling. The person who rolled it counted the dots and everyone put the carrot with the corresponding number into his bag.
The last event for the day was an Easter egg hunt outside. Everyone was allowed to find five eggs. Overall everyone had a great time.
Easter eggs at sheep ranch
There was also an Easter egg hunt at Aveley Ranch on Saturday, April 7. There were two time sessions – 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Approximately 85 people showed up, with the largest number of people for the 10:30 session. The biggest age group was zero to six, plus adults.
It was a beautiful day for the event. The Aveley staff hid the chocolate eggs and special Easter chocolates. Besides hunting for chocolate everyone was allowed to pet the orphan lambs and go on a hayride.
Coloring contest winners
The winners of the Vavenby General Store Easter coloring contest in the following age groups are: one to two, Courtney Prince; three to five, Iyannah Toscano; six to eight, Savannah; nine to 11, Bret Notette; 12 to 14, Dakota Flegel. All winners received a free movie rental and a surprise.
Firefighters attend grass fire
Vavenby fire department was called out to a fire on the morning of April 9.
It was a deliberate grass fire that got away due to the wind. The family had it contained and out within an hour but felt it would be safer to call the fire department to make sure.
The trucks arrived within a few minutes of being called and poured water on any hot spots still showing.
The family feels thankful that Vavenby has a fire department.