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Egg-cellent FCSS fundraiser cracks $1000 target

Local project sells out of $10 egg-bags

UPDATE —

FCSS officials announced on Wednesday that all 100 bags of colourful eggs in their Egg My Yard charity fundraiser have been accounted for by area families.

The sellout means the target of raising $1,000 for the Road To Hope organization has been met.  Organizers are sending their thanks to teen volunteers who helped to create the colourful project and residents for buying the eggs.

LAC LA BICHE - Hundreds of brightly-coloured, candy-filled eggs might be dotting the local landscape next weekend as a creative and colourful fundraiser gets cracking for Easter.

The Egg My Yard event is a project organized by Lac La Biche County's Family and Community Support Services. The project has a goal of selling 2,500 small, candy-filled Easter eggs meant to brighten the lives and the yards of residents over the Easter weekend — and raise money for a regional charity.

There are 100 bags available, each filled with 25 colourful, candy-filled eggs. Each bag of eggs costs $10, with proceeds going to the Road To Hope Foundation, a regional not-for-profit that provides transportation services to residents undergoing cancer treatments.

The idea is that people will buy the bags — a limit of two per household — and spread the colourful message around the community, dropping eggs and good wishes as they go. The eggs, a colourful plastic shell around a small chocolate core, could also carry an actual message, says FCSS outreach worker Christine Martin 

"We have those little chocolate eggs in each plastic egg — but we encourage people to add more (candy) if they want — or they can add a little note," she said, hinting that the eggs could be left anywhere. "... Neighbours, co-workers, friends, seniors — anyone whose day you’d like to brighten."

Going into the weekend Martin said there were about 35 bags still available.

It's hoped the fundraiser hops along at rabbit-speed this week, leading to the coming Easter weekend.

Teen helpers

The eggs were assembled and packaged by a core group of FCSS teen volunteers. The Next Generation Teen Volunteer Group spent last week putting the packages together. 

"We are very proud of Chenoa Kaufman, Candace Kruk, Nick Oniciul, Adam Oniciul and Grace Best," said Martin, offering her own message of thanks.

Order now

Anyone wishing to donate the fundraiser and help to paint the community with an egg-cellent Easter project, can contact Martin at the FCSS office at 780-520-7183 or email christine.martin@laclabichecounty.com. After they are ordered, the Egg My Yard bags can be picked up at the Bold Center front desk.