Springfield area businesses provided about one-third of the $2,000 budget it takes to put on the Easter Fest each year and provided us prizes, as well as great deals on food and supplies. About 600 adults and children attended the event and over 6,000 eggs were collected by children of all ages. Perhaps the rain caused lower attendance than the estimated 1,000 people who attended last year.
Several businesses were not mentioned in the announcements before the event and the Easter Fest planners want to thank them – State Farm Insurance, Muse & Associates, and Buffum Realty made additional financial contributions, and Chosen Path Ministries, the Springfield Reporter, BF Bike Project, Walpole Creamery, Dari Joy, and McDonalds provided additional prizes. Clever Cow Designs, HB Energy, Cota & Cota, Hannaford, Shaw’s, Dreikons Bakery, and Lisai’s Market provided support for banners, aprons, food, grills, and port-a-potties. Also thanks to the Springfield School District for approving our use of the Riverside School Gym on short notice to keep us out of the rain.
Previously mentioned businesses providing financial support and prizes are the Claremont Savings Bank, Finn and Stone Insurance, Springfield NAPA Auto Parts, Alaura’s New Nails, Headquarters for Men, Woodbury Florist, Weathersfield Inn, Springfield Cinemas, and Boccaccios.
Churches supporting this event included Calvary Baptist Church, Springfield Church of Christ, First Congregational Church UCC, Springfield United Methodist Church, Precision Valley Baptist Church, North Springfield Baptist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic Churches, and Chosen Path Ministries.
Thanks to all who volunteered and worked on preparations to make this event so successful and uplifting for our community,
George Keeler, pastor
North Springfield Baptist Church