The annual Easter egg hunt at the Hollyhock House and Gardens has been canceled for 2020. The wedding venue has run an egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter for years. In addition to grabbing as many eggs as possible, kids had the chance to win a host of raffle prizes, and they got to meet the Easter Bunny. Each event is paired with a charity, the past four being the Lakeshore Community Food Pantry. Being a partner organization requires a large commitment of time and volunteers, says Hollyhock Owner Kathy Howlett-Despot.
Even in bad weather, the hunt attracts over 120 children so it will leave a hole in the area’s holiday calendar. Howlett-Despot says Hollyhock had already begun putting together kids raffle baskets before Lakeshore decided to end the partnership and will be looking to donate them to other egg hunts in the coming weeks. Holy Rosary Catholic Church also hosts an event each year.
Photo from 2018 hunt courtesy of the Hollyhock House Facebook page.