Martins Ferry - The Martins Ferry Volunteer Fire Department would like to express its public appreciation for all those who donated products, money and services to the inaugural Easter Egg Hunt held on April 3, 2010 in the City Park.
"Many people, businesses and organizations stepped up to the plate in a very short time period to make this idea a reality," Chief II Jack Regis, Jr. said. "The emergency squad staff started asking for donations about ten days before the hunt was to be held and got everything from money to prizes to give away. It was a beautiful day and everyone who came had a great time. Hopefully this will be something that only grows in success."
Over 180 kids participated in the event. Each kid walked away with a treat bag. All the kids, parents and volunteers were treated to hot dogs and potato chips also.
The donors include: Davies Construction, Over & Under Construction, Purple Rider Booster Club, Liberty Engine Company, Steel Mill Bar & Grill, Councilman Butch Sarratore, Cline Sweeper Service, Dawes Welding Supply, Caroline Furniture, Sudsy's Car Wash, Dale & Rhonda Mussard, Chief I Ed Duke and his wife, Nancy, The Shop, C&L Window Tinting, Griffith's Pharmacy, Citizen's Bank, Alert Engine Company, Valley National Gases, Gatto Food Service, Jacob & Sons Meats, Chief II Jack Regis, Jr, Jack Regis, Sr, Convenient Food Mart, The Times Leader, Deluxe Toy & Novelty, Sun Video, Frito Lay, Nickles Bakery, Shutler's Grocery, Kroger's, Sunoco Sun Shop, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, United Dairy, Martins Ferry Police Dept, Vigilant Engine Company, Ladder Company, Martins Ferry Emergency Squad, Stephanie Strope & Amy Padden.
Many others donated their time to prepare for the Easter Egg Hunt.
"Everyone's effort is certainly appreciated and without all their time and resources this would not have happened," Regis concluded.