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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Seniors prepare for Easter Carnival


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With Easter just around the corner, the East Bunny is once again hopping his way to the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center.

The Easter Bunny is not the only one who will be at the CRRC's Easter Carnival, which will take place from 10 a.m. until noon March 25.

CRRC residents will be on hand to help out with numerous children's games, including bean-bag toss, cake walk, pin the tail on the bunny and a balloon race, CRRC activities coordinator Kelly Williams said.

Children who are not busy playing games can make a craft or and their parents can purchase a raffle ticket. Raffles prizes will include three baskets. One is bath themed, another one garden themed and the third is a coloring basket.

"We are going to make headbands and magnets," Williams said.

Those who cannot make it to the event, but still want a chance to win a prize will want to participate in the CRRC's coloring contest. Williams said residents can pick up coloring sheets for their kids from Smith's, Wells Fargo, Trona Valley Federal Credit Union and Bank of the West. There are three age groups for the coloring contest, zero to four years old, five to eight years old and nine to 12 years old.

CRRC will need to have them by March 24 and the coloring sheets will be judged on March 25.

"We will be giving out some large chocolate bunnies," Williams said.

With Sweetwater County School District No. 1 and No. 2 schools out for spring break, this is something for them to do.

"It's something for the whole family can come to," Williams said. "My kids are pretty antsy by the end of spring break."

For the CRRC, it's a win-win. Children get to come in and have fun; and the residents get some interaction.

"It's socialization and they love seeing kids," Williams said. "They absolutely adore seeing kids. It's so fun to see them smile."

Last year, the event was pretty packed; and Williams admitted they were caught off guard, but this year will be different. She said they have been planning for the event and making changes where they needed to be made.

"I'm glad we can do this because it draws people in," Williams said. "They can see it's not like nursing homes used to be."


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