Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Lois E. Johnson
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Egg hunt a community effort


courtesy Cedar 1 NCCC AmeriCorps

Cedar 1 media reps for AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) pose with the Easter Bunny at Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt. The group volunteered to set up for the event held at Moose Lake Community School.

Seven members of the AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) helped set up for the Easter Egg Hunt at the Moose Lake Community School on Saturday, March 26.

"They were a great help," said Dusty Wilson, the executive director of the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the sponsor of the event. "I don't know what we would have done without them."

The college students from throughout the nation are the Cedar 1 media reps for AmeriCorps NCCC. According to information sent in an email, the NCCC assists in areas of natural disasters, energy conservation, environmental stewardship and conversation, urban and rural development and infrastructure improvement.

The group of 11 students is currently staying at One Heartland near Willow River, where they are cleaning floors, ripping out carpets, chiseling tiles, carving directional signs, repainting walls and remodeling cabins.

They also are training youth counselors for a Life Skills retreat for kids 16 to 22, said one of the team members.

Helping with the Easter Egg Hunt was an independent service project, one of the roles of the corps.

The Annual Moose Lake Easter Egg Hunt is free to all children from birth to age 10 and is sponsored by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

Easter eggs were filled by community members who volunteered their time the Wednesday before the event. In addition to time, many businesses and individuals donated money and candy to make this community event possible.


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