Henning Spring Carnival Saturday [UPDATED]Published 9:45am Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Updated 11:48am Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Here comes Henning HOPE, hopping down the trail to community fun.
The nonprofit community organization will once again offer its community Spring Carnival from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, the weekend before Easter, at the Henning Community Center.
The carnival will feature a continuous, free, indoor Easter egg hunt where children can hunt through straw to find plastic eggs containing candy or tokens for prizes.
“We’ll let groups go through in 15-minute increments so everyone gets a chance to hunt eggs,” said Henning HOPE member Elizabeth Froslee. “We’ll also have simple games such as bean bag toss, fishing pond and wacky golf.”
Games are one to three tickets to play. Tickets cost 25 cents each. Proceeds from the games support Henning HOPE projects in the community.
“The Henning School National Honor Society students volunteered to run the Easter egg hunt for us this year,” said Froslee. “Members of Nidaros 4-H are also helping by working the carnival games.”
Henning HOPE, a 501(c)4 all-volunteer run nonprofit, exists to help support the educational, physical, and social-emotional well-being and development of Henning area children. From birth to 12th grade, Henning HOPE is Helping Others Pursue Excellence in their family, their school, and their community.
Fundraising for Henning HOPE goes toward several community projects from family fun nights and swimming lessons to city park benches, winter outerwear clothing drives and bicycle safety programs. One of the largest projects the group takes on is holiday “Stocking Stuffers.”
“Working through the school district, we are able to help during the holidays depending on what parents or guardians need,” said Froslee. “We provide a couple of toys, cold weather clothes, and a complete new outfit for each child.”
Everyone is welcome to the Henning Spring Carnival. The Henning Community Center is located at 607 Second Street, Henning.
The Spring Carnival is an enjoyable and memorable day that is a town tradition,” said Froslee.