Drive around egg hunt gaining in popularity

Published 9:40 am Thursday, April 15, 2021

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The second annual “Hop Around Town” drive around egg hunt was a success.

The event – a result of the Covid 19 pandemic cancelling many egg hunts in 2020 – grew a little over two times in size this year.

The concept of the hunt”is that community members, businesses and agencies agree to place a large easter egg in their yard or business, that can be seen from a passing car.  Then, egg hunters go on a hunt for the eggs.

This year, a check list sheet was posted on the event Facebook page for hunters to use as a map to find as many locations as they could.  There were close to 70 locations.

The event had participants from one end of the county to the other.

The Town of Mocksville donated candy for goody bags to be given to the first 60 participants who turned their sheet in at Lambert Funeral Home, which served as the drop off location.  Some businesses and agencies donated prizes for drawings.

There was a drawing that included participants who found 30 or more eggs and then there was a grand prize drawing that included the families that found the most eggs.

Although the event was the result of the pandemic, Allison Lambert Gupton, event organizer, looks forward to collaborating with the town and county next year to help the event grow and include even more egg hunters and hiders.    

Community participants included: 801 Southern Kitchen, Almost Home Childcare, Davie County Humane Society, Davie County Public Library, Davie County Recreation and Parks, Davie County Senior Center, Davie Enterprise Record, Deano’s BBQ,  First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Preschool, Fuller Welding,  Just Thrift Hope/Just Thrift,  Ketchie Creek, Lambert Funeral Home, Lydia Jaynes, Maddie Cakes,  O’Callahan’s,  Peace of Mind, SarahAshley Salon, Sheppard’s Hook, Simply Fur Grooming,  Smart Start of Davie County, South and Main Boutique, SouthernMood, The Country Vet, The Market on Main and The Vintage Sunflower.

The winners included:

• The McMillan Family, Sarah Ashley Salon gift certificate and Easter sign;

• The Watson Family, Maddie Cakes gift card;

• Priscilla Williams, O’Callahan’s Gift Card;

• The Bowman Family, Country Vet Deluxe Bath Certificate and bag of candy;

• The Lakey Family, Davie Recreation and Parks and Lydia Jaynes prizes;

• The Howell Family, library bundle and South and Main bundle;

• The Dwiggins Family, Deano’s gift basket;

• The Harris Family, Just Thrift/Simply Fur gift certificate; and

• The Riddle Family, Ketchie Creek gift card/Smart Start bundle.