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KAREing at Easter

Annual egg hunt planned Saturday

POSTED: April 8, 2009 4:00 a.m.
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Andrea Brakebill, right, gives The Gold Trade some pieces of her old gold jewelry in exchange for cash at a KARE for Kids fundraiser last month. Ten percent of the total gold sales were donated to the local nonprofit, which sponsors the local egg hunt.

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Santa has come and gone, but the Easter Bunny will be here soon — on Saturday as a matter of fact.


Dawson County residents certainly won’t want to miss the KARE for Kids Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 11.


Sponsored by KARE for Kids and Dawson County Parks and Recreation, this year’s hunt will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy. 9 North in Dawsonville.  


The hunt for 15,000 hidden eggs will begin at 4 p.m.


Pictures with the Easter Bunny, train rides around the park, live entertainment and the chance to jump in a moon-walk are some of the many other activities provided that residents can enjoy beginning at 2 p.m.


“This event is fun for the kids. They always have a good time,” said Calvin Byrd, president of KARE for Kids. “Not only do the kids enjoy it, but we enjoy being able to sponsor it.”


Taking place on the football field at the park, the hunt is open to children 12 years old and younger, and will be divided up into four different groups for the hunt.


KARE for Kids is a non- profit organization that seeks to provide necessities to children in need in Dawson County.


On March 27, the organization held a fundraiser in which residents could receive cash for old or unwanted gold jewelry, as well as purchase one pair of Aerosoles shoes at regular price and get additional pairs at half price.


Ten percent of the proceeds from the shoe and jewelry sales were donated to KARE for Kids, raising more than $350 for the organization.


Byrd said that money raised from the event will help the organization in its year-round efforts.


Robin Smith, secretary of the organization said the organization is always grateful for the support it receives from the community.


“KARE for Kids appreciates every effort people in the community give and have given,” said Smith.


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