Hunting for Eggs in Belpre

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

Squeals of laughter mark the beginning of the hunt with kids scattering the grounds searching for those hidden treasures.

With an event so big it comes as a surprise the director is so young. 17-year-old Alex Lowe started the Belpre Easter Egg Hunt 3 years ago.

She saw a need in her community and works hard every year to provide this hunt for the kids.

Local businesses, churches, and community members donate money to help fill the more than 10,000 eggs used in the hunt.

For her it's all about the feeling of helping others.

"I love the outcome that I get from it and I mean it's so amazing to hear people say this is amazing. I don't know if I could've done something like that. Or you know I have people come up and say I couldn't have done this for my kids. I couldn't have had an Easter for my kids and you know this is something they can give them that they couldn't have," says Founder and Director Alex Lowe.

After all the eggs and candy are scooped up kids also get the chance to meet the Easter bunny.

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  • by Mom on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM
    Alex what a good job you are doing for community kids, I know some are unhappy but you don't see them out doing anything for the kids of the community, so please just consider the source and keep up the good work that you are doing for our kids. We appreciste your hard work. Thanks, A Mom
  • by Watching others. on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    What a good job Alex, you are only 17 yr. old and have been doing this for 3 years.You can not please everyone. I wish the ones that were happy with it would let you know. Because I heard many say how nice it was. Keep up the good work. Maybe the unhappy ones will show up next year and help, or not show up at all.
  • by Fred Location: North End on Apr 9, 2012 at 12:05 AM
    Greedfest for Jesus.
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      by ViennaGuy on Apr 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM in reply to Fred
      What does Jesus have to do with an Easter egg hunt?
  • by Stacy on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:45 PM
    Very proud of you Alex!! What a great event!!
  • by mad dad Location: belpre on Apr 7, 2012 at 03:50 PM
    is was a good ideal 2 have a community egg hunt BUT mabey there should be a age limit like 10 not 30 there was big teenagers and parents doing the egg hunt there was a few little kids only had a few very sad it was hard for me 2 keep my mouth shut
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      by belpre mom on Apr 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM in reply to mad dad
      I completely agree that there should be a limit. I have two children one is 6 and the other is 1. Both of my children had very few eggs. Though I was more angry at the little kids/babies Easter egg hunt. My 1 year old only got 4 eggs b/c parents were grabbing them not the kids. This is completely sad that little babies could not enjoy it b/c certain parents are too competitive. VERY SAD!!!
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      by Grandma on Apr 8, 2012 at 08:48 AM in reply to mad dad
      Alex, you did a great job. I broughr my 2 grandsons and they really enjoyed it.
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      by DEBBIE on Apr 9, 2012 at 06:01 AM in reply to mad dad
      People will find anything to complain about!! If you dont like it...DONT GO!
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        by ViennaGuy on Apr 9, 2012 at 08:20 AM in reply to DEBBIE
        The egg hunt is for the kids, not the teens or the adults. Keep the teens and the adults out of it. Or do you think that the parents SHOULD be in there scooping up eggs?
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        by kim on Apr 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM in reply to DEBBIE
        Not the point to go...Just have greedy parents ruining the fun for the little guys. Not Alex's fault either.
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      by Kim on Apr 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM in reply to mad dad
      Agree as well.....Alex, KEEP IT UP!!!! However, the age groups need to be broke down and limited to 12 and under picking up eggs, with the obvious, that parents or grandparents can help the 1-4 year olds. We only 4 eggs in the little kid section and parents. The park is big enough to divide 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 1st-3rd and 4-th grade up. Several parents were scooping up eggs and their children were 15 feet away from them. Still Alex, please keep it going. Just may need to keep the big folks under control....and bring a microphone next time.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM in reply to mad dad
      It sounds like some rules need to be developed. In other communities, they have separate sections for different age groups and a private area for PARENTS with kids. A good time is had by all.
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