There was a crowd on the lawn of the Family and Child Resource Center in Manhattan Saturday morning. Julie Gibbs, Director of the Riley County Health Department explains.
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Inside the building, families could explore the services available and receive free goodies, while the Easter Bunny was outside dropping eggs and candy all over their yard.
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Ten-year-old Manhattan resident, Hana Alemie is one of the more than 400 residents who attended the new event.
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Alemie, a Northview Elementary student, didn’t hunt for treats herself, instead choosing to help her eight-year-old brother and five-year-old sister.
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Gibbs says she’s pleasantly surprised by the response of the community. The Easter Egg Hunt and Open House will now be an annual event.