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Centuries-Old Tradition Brings Joy to the Next Generation at Clearwater Community Volunteers 26th

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Starting in Germany in the 1500's, Egg Hunts to celebrate Easter are not new, however, the Clearwater Community Volunteers bring new life to a centuries-old tradition.

CLEARWATER, Fla. - April 4, 2018 - s4story -- This Easter Sunday, thousands of children from across the Tampa Bay area participated in the 26th annual Coachman Park Easter Egg Hunt. When the bell sounded at 12:30, the children scrambled for more than 30,000 eggs. Gathering as many as they could, the youths' searched for candy and the golden egg which they exchanged for a big, stuffed bunny at "Bunny Central."  This year an esitmated 8,500 children and their families attended.

       The hunt, conducted in three different areas to accommodate children of different age groups, was over within minutes.

       Before and after the hunt, the children enjoyed live entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, train rides on the "Bunny Express", a gyroscope, giant slide and a bouncy house.  The Easter Bunny and his Mrs. Took time out of their busy schedules to take pictures with the children.

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       Since 1992, the event has been produced as a free community activity by the Clearwater Community Volunteers and the Church of Scientology.

        "Easter Egg hunts began as a tradition in the 1500's," said Pam Ryan Anderson, the Executive Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers. "It is a tradition that is still going strong – I love to see children coming out year after year to enjoy this holiday with their families."

       "We are inspired by the precept 'Love and Help Children,' one of the 21 precepts found in The Way to Happiness - A Common Sense Guide to Better Living by L. Ron Hubbard," said Ms. Anderson. "If they are going to make it in this world, children need all the love and help that they can get."


Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV)
The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) was established in 1992 by parishioners of the Church of Scientology with the purpose of creating a better community for all. CCV raises money and collects donations to help children and their families throughout the Tampa Bay area, partnering with charities including: Public Defender Bob Dillinger's program, Nourish to Flourish, the Sheriff's Youth Ranch and the Sheriff's Police Athletic League in Lealman. Their new community center, located at 133 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, recently opened to help better serve the needs of those who help others.

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For more information: Call 727-442-2099 or visit the website at www.clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org (http://clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org/)

Lisa Mansell

Source: Church of Scientology FSO
Filed Under: Family

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