Fort Scott Kiwanis members annually hide candy and prize-filled plastic Easter eggs in Gunn Park for the enjoyment of area children.
The Easter egg hunt is planned for the weekend before Easter, according to Kiwanis President Scott Flater.
Gunn Park is divided into varying age groups of children and then the eggs are “hidden” in that area, which is marked by a sign.
Prior to the hunt, the Easter bunny makes rounds to see the children.
Following are the family members with preschool children around the perimeter of the area marked off. They are waiting for the 11 a.m. signal to begin the hunt.
The hunt was over in approximately five minutes.
Fort Scott Kiwanis have several community outreaches, in addition to the Easter egg hunt.
The philanthropic group also serves a pancake feed on Shrove Tuesday, and a golf tournament in April, all to benefit the youth of the community, Flater said.
Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to change the world, one child, one community at a time, he said.
With money raised, they help the Court Appointed Special Advocates, and help the local school district, USD 234 with the backpack initiative, the indigent fund, and scholarships for Fort Scott High School seniors, he said.
In addition, the organization has helped rebuild the “fairy house” and the entrance archway at Gunn Park and planted 1000s of trees in the city of Fort Scott throughout the years, he said.
Board members of Fort Scott Kiwanis are Flater, president; Dale Johnson, secretary; Phil Gorman, treasurer; Mike Cheney, vice-president of programs; Gerald Hart, Bob Eckles, Mark McCoy and John Townsend.