Community Bank & Trust gives out $5,000 in annual Easter egg hunt

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Over the weekend, a gloomy morning and a brief down pour set the stage for a family fun filled day at Community Bank and Trust’s second annual community Easter Egg hunt.

“The show must go on,” Steve Jefferies, Community Bank and Trust President and CEO said. “It wouldn’t be a Community Bank and Trust Easter egg hunt without a little rain.”

The egg hunt saw many families come out for their chance at 20,000 candy and toy stuffed Easter Eggs, some of which were “golden” and had $5,000 in cash in different denominations hidden inside them. The eggs were split between three different age groups with each child from 0 – 10 getting a chance at candy and a golden egg.

Attendance for the event was estimated to be in-between 2000-2500 people and between 400-600 egg hunters in each age category for the hunt.

Bill Stump, director of CB&T, said despite the rain, the event had a great turnout.

“This is the second year we’ve done the Easter egg hunt and the first time we’ve held it here at Sweetland. The venue here is much better, especially when it’s raining. It provided good shelter while we waited for the rain to pass,” Stump said. “We had shaved ice, cookies, barbecue, and the Jungle Bus so every child that comes can get a book along with everything you could need for an Easter egg hunt.”

Tamara Baker said it felt good to bring her kids out to the egg hunt for a day of fun.

“I’m glad the sun decided to shine, so they could enjoy the egg hunt on this rainy day,” Baker said.

Brooke Bryant said her child, Maddox, was upset at the prospect of the egg hunt being rained out.

“He was upset because he thought it was going to be rained out but then the sun came out, and he had a blast,” Bryant said. “He had been talking about it all week, and I’m glad he got the chance to do the egg hunt.”

Lisa Johnson said Community Bank and Trust’s egg hunt is becoming a welcomed tradition for her family.

“I look forward to this, my kids look forward to this and I enjoy being able to take my children to something free and that’s in our community,” Johnson said. “When you are able to do something like this with your children, it just makes for good memories.”