On Saturday evening, I had the privilege of tagging along for a very special event: Operation Home Front’s annual Easter egg hunt for military families, which they held here at the Museum. A group of dedicated volunteers hid treasure-filled eggs in countless nooks and crannies (can you imagine how many hiding places there are here?!). The kids (many in bright Easter dresses) were let loose to explore and search for eggs, and soon every child’s basket was brimful. The children also received beautiful baskets, and the families enjoyed snacks and drinks from donors like Cabot Cheese and Capt’n Eli’s. They also had time to explore and play – many families were particularly taken with the giant globe in the We Are Maine exhibit, where they were excited to point out all the different places they’ve lived, and to find the places where their dads and moms are stationed now.
Donna Chapman (Chapter President of Operation Home Front) and her volunteers did an amazing job making this event special for every family who attended. We feel honored that they choose to host this event at the Museum & Theatre, and we’re glad everyone had fun!
Donna tells me that April is Military Child Month – to learn more about how you can support military families during this month and all year long, visit the Operation Home Front website at http://www.operationhomefront.net/newengland.
Non-profit groups get a discounted rate for facility rentals – please contact Shana at 828-1234 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more about holding an event like this!