Sorry, Trish. Perhaps you should stop reading now.
For the rest of you, I’m having some Easter Egg Hunt anxiety. I have been working for many weeks now on getting the Church’s Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt launched, or should I say hatched? We are transitioning the event from a member centered, between-the-services happening, to a community outreach to-do.
My budget is small, my goals are big, weather plays an issue and I’ve had more than one of those “two-steps-forward-and-one-step-through-a-wormhole” processes. Not to say that I haven’t had some truly remarkable and wonderful things happen, it’s just in the realm of advertising, I just can’t get my event arrested!
I’ve tried to get this function into several community free papers that ALWAYS have a list of Easter Egg Hunts in them or on-line. I sent the press releases early and often. Not a single one printed our event. Even the ones that said they would – didn’t!!! (I’m really thinking there was a bribe I should have paid or something…) I need at least 50 kids to come for me to even begin to think of this as a success. I’m ready for up to 100. I’ve got games, prizes, candy, stories, snacks, Mother Goose and a really well dressed Easter Bunny. I’ve resorted to standing in the park handing out fliers.
Furthermore, I’m underwhelmed by the vinyl signs I ordered, and to add insult to injury, I noticed a dead rabbit under my “COME TO THE EASTER CELEBRATION” sign today. It’s like a calling card from an Easter Hitman, saying “Your next, Flopsy!” All I need is some poor, apple-cheeked lad next Saturday going, “Hey Mommy! Lookie! I found the Easter Bunny! WhaaAAAAAAA…….!”
I’ve got 10 days to disappear that dead rabbit and attract about 87 more kids. Here’s to hoping a dog comes along to eat that street pizza, a loaded school bus breaks down in front of the church, and I don’t get arrested for luring children at the park.
So, you want some candy?