Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tri-Kap Easter Egg Hunt

The House was looking quite festive for the event

On Friday, April 22nd, the brothers of Tri-Kap hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt as a way to give back to its Upper Valley community. From 3-6 pm, kids and families came from their Upper Valley homes to spend their sunny Easter Friday playing games and socializing on the lawn of Tri-Kap. The event provided fun attractions including a bounce house, face painting, egg painting, bracelet making, bowling, a piñata, three-legged races, and last but not least, a large Easter egg hunt with 250 candy-filled eggs and great prizes for over 50 kids.

Kids that came included ones brought by peer mentoring groups such as DREAM and Big Brother Big Sister Kids as well as ones brought by their parents. Although some kids arrived at 1 Webster being a little shy, as soon as they saw all the different activities, food and candy available to them, they immediately could not wait to explore. Kids left the event with a satisfied sweet tooth, Easter egg baskets, toys, and big grins on their faces.

The event was a combined philanthropy and programming initiative that involved a large portion of the brotherhood. Brothers could be seen helping with set up and takedown, running booths, and playing with kids. The event also attracted wide support and involvement from other Greek houses and councils through co-sponsorships, volunteers, and supply donations. Thanks to AZD, Aphi, SD, Tri-Delt, EKT, SAE, IFC, and GLC for their support through co-sponsorships and/or providing volunteers to help run booths. Also thanks to Beta and BG for letting us borrow their picnic tables for the duration of the event.

All in all, the event was a success in bringing together the Greek community to give back to the Upper Valley in a meaningful way, and we hope all the kids and family in attendance had a wonderful time! See you next year!

- Programming and Philanthropy Chairs
Programming Chair, Arun Gomatam, helps get the piñata going

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