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Porter Easter Egg Hunt a huge success

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The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hawthorne Park was a smashing success, Porter Park Director Brian Bugajski reported to the Town Council at its meeting Tuesday night.

“We had over 300 kids,” he said. “There was a lot of support from the community and it went well.”

Bugajski did thank Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer for her department’s help, first in removing the ice rink to make room for the hunt, second in the loan of the programmable sign for advertising the event.

Member Greg Stinson took a moment at the end of the meeting to extend his personal gratitude to the Park Department for the hunt and in particular for making arrangements for special needs kids and their families.

“It was a madhouse,” Stinson laughed.

“I think there was a lot more activity than I remember in the past,” added Member Elka Nelson.

Wood Chips

At Bugajski’s request, members voted 4-0 to approve an expenditure of up to $2,600 in CEDIT funds for the purchase of wood chips to be applied by the playground equipment at Hawthorne and Porter Cove parks.

The chips will be spread by volunteers during Duneland Rebuilding Together on April 27, Bugajski said.

The chips make a good “cushioned landing area for the kids,” he noted, but they really need to be re-applied every two years. Chips were last spread in 2010.

Rainy Day Transfer

Meanwhile, members voted 4-0 to transfer a total of $430,000 from the Rainy Day Fund, moving $400,000 into the Town Hall account and $30,000 into the Park account, pending the receipt of the first draw of this year’s property-tax revenues.



Posted 3/27/2013