Easter Egg Hunt Research Paper

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The 525th Military Police Battalion held the annual Eggstravaganza at the Youth Center on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 26. The event was full of bounce houses, kid-friendly crafts and an Easter egg hunt. One trooper dressed up as the Easter Bunny to take pictures with children in attendance. “I think it’s a huge thing for a community, there isn’t a lot of things for the holidays for soldiers and families to do,” said 1st. Lt. Kyle Grabowski, a platoon leader with the 525th MP Bn. “I think Easter is an overlooked event; I think what the 525th wanted to do was put on something that everyone could attend. I’m glad they gave us the opportunity to put something on like this for the children here, as well as the families to have some…show more content…
They coordinated with Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Community Center here. The MWR donated the bounce houses, tables and chairs free of charge. The Community Center and the 525thth Family Readiness Group donated money, making it possible for them to purchase supplies and food items. “I think it’s had a huge turnout; I didn’t know what to expect,” said Grabowski. “We just wanted to put on an event that was something that the kids could do for Easter that was family-friendly. We had to make a few adjustments to the Easter egg hunt. I think all the kids enjoyed it. It was pretty cool to see them all running at the same time, especially since a lot of people don’t have family here. So, seeing everyone else’s kids kind of makes them feel like Easter is something to do, give them a purpose this year. I think it’s turned out great.” Sgt 1st. Class Bess Dennis, a Platoon Sergeant with the 525thth MP Bn. was tasked with coordinating the event. She used several members of her platoon as volunteers for the event. Dennis even added her special touch by having the volunteers wear sequined bunny ears so that the community members in attendance could easily recognize them. Many of the volunteers helped at the many craft tables and were stationed around the bounce houses to ensure the children stayed safe while
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