Kids enjoy hunt for 864 eggs at Dover Place

DOVER — The Dover Place Senior Living community hosted its 12th annual Easter egg hunt March 28.

This year at The Dover Place there was easter egg hunting, a bunny rabbit petting zoo, a balloon animal maker and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Students from St. Johns Lutheran School and Polytech’s Lil’ Panthers preschool, and others in the community, participated in the event.

The hunt was split into two groups ranging from toddlers to elementary age kids so that everyone can participate and have fun at the event.

This year, the Dover Place had a whopping total of 864 eggs that were stuffed by the residents and hunted by children.

“To get the turnout like this and everyone is happy and the children have a chance to be aggressive in getting the eggs, they have balloons and they have rabbits. That makes for a really lovely affair.” says Thomas Brown, Dover Place Senior Living Resident, “Kyla does an amazing job, and we’re so pleased that we have her here as our entertainment person here.”

Kyla Gleockler is the recreational director at Dover Place Senior Living and has been coordinating and hosting the event for 12 years.

With the help of the seniors, the faculty decorated the lobby and stuffed all 864 eggs two days prior to the Easter Egg Hunt event.

Students from St. Johns and Polytech preschool participated in the annual egg hunt at Dover Place. Special to the Delaware State News/Nia Pope

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