The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hawthorne Park was a smashing success, Porter
Park Director Brian Bugajski reported to the Town Council at its meeting
“We had over 300 kids,” he said. “There was a lot of support from the
community and it went well.”
Bugajski did thank Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer for her
department’s help, first in removing the ice rink to make room for the hunt,
second in the loan of the programmable sign for advertising the event.
Member Greg Stinson took a moment at the end of the meeting to extend his
personal gratitude to the Park Department for the hunt and in particular for
making arrangements for special needs kids and their families.
“It was a madhouse,” Stinson laughed.
“I think there was a lot more activity than I remember in the past,” added
Member Elka Nelson.
At Bugajski’s request, members voted 4-0 to approve an expenditure of up to
$2,600 in CEDIT funds for the purchase of wood chips to be applied by the
playground equipment at Hawthorne and Porter Cove parks.
The chips will be spread by volunteers during Duneland Rebuilding Together
on April 27, Bugajski said.
The chips make a good “cushioned landing area for the kids,” he noted, but
they really need to be re-applied every two years. Chips were last spread in
Meanwhile, members voted 4-0 to transfer a total of $430,000 from the Rainy
Day Fund, moving $400,000 into the Town Hall account and $30,000 into the
Park account, pending the receipt of the first draw of this year’s