• Andy Madron
    Andy Madron Andy Madron, son of Vinnie Madron & Jennifer Staatz
  •  Jennifer Hathaway
    Jennifer Hathaway Jennifer Hathaway painted over 20 faces as her contribution to the Easter event--from bunnies to Spiderman.
  • Easter Baskets
    Easter Baskets The ladies behind the Easter Egg Hunt: Jeannie Goza, Rachel Mealor (chair), Vicki Combs, Danette Gregg, Amanda Radke.
  • Clara Noeth
    Clara Noeth Clara Noeth, daughter of Byron & Julie Noeth
  • Rachel
    Rachel Rachel’s trunk was filled with Easter supplies—eggs, candy and Easter baskets for prizes. She’s inspired a lot of support from other Ramona residents, as well as friends and businesses in Herington.
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The Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 was a stellar success, thanks to event coordinator, Rachel Mealor, and the many businesses and individuals that contributed to the annual Easter celebration, sponsored by the City of Ramona.

Punch and cupcakes kept everyone energized for the games—from tug-o-war to leg races. (In the “good ‘ole days” it was called sack races, but these days you don’t need a sack, just a sturdy rope to tie the competitors’ legs together.)

The Easter Bunny, with help from the Ramona Youth Council, hid over 800 plastic eggs in the City Park, for kids from toddlers to 12 year-olds. Older siblings often helped the toddlers learn the fine art of egg hunting, because they haven’t yet learned the concept that “more is better”—finding just one egg could “derail the hunt” as toddlers were mesmerized with a brightly colored egg and its sugary contents.

In between the egg hunt, games,  and drawings for prizes, the kids got their faces painted by artist Jennifer Hathaway. Bunnies were in great demand, but there were also requests for lions, tigers, butterflies, and even super heroes.

The following individuals and businesses contributed to the 2013 Ramona Egg Hunt:

Rachel Mealor, Event Chair

The Wik, (Brad Fleckinger & Danette Gregg) Ramona
Sweet Creations, Herington

Michele Bailey, Ramona
Chris Bayes, Herington
Tia Louise Beardslee, Herington
Vicki Combs, Herington
Jessica Gilbert, Ramona
Jeannie Goza, Ramona
Don & Kathy Matkins, Ramona
Amanda Radke, Ramona
Connie Smith, Ramona
Lisa Stroda, Ramona
Art Stroda, Ramona
Pat Wick, Ramona
The Ramona Youth Council