COVID-19 Didn’t Stop Easter Bike Drawings at Northfield
By Lori Johnson
NORTHFIELD - When the “shelter at home” order and other mandates put the "kibosh" on large gatherings like the Northfield area Easter Egg Hunt, party planners showed their ability to think outside of the box. Charlotte Thomas, who has been the force behind the Egg Hunt for its 7 years in existence, didn’t want the kids to be deprived of the chance to win the bicycles that would have been part of the event. She decided that if the kids couldn’t come in person, social media was the next best thing.
A page was started on Facebook for the event. Parents/guardians of children within a 15 mile radius of Northfield were invited to sign their kids up. Over 150 took advantage of the unique way of entering.
Names were drawn and the winners were Remi Manago 16-inch girl’s bike, Dakota Moats 20-inch girl’s bike, Jovanni Ontiveros Semb 16-inch bike, Keagan Sparger 20-inch boys bike. Big smiles were evident as the winners picked their prizes up at the York Ball Field, following appropriate social distancing practices.
Appreciation was given to all who helped with the event, especially the York-Northfield Sportmen’s club for donating the bikes. Hopefully by Easter time next year, things will be back to normal, but credit has to be given for finding a way of making this work, and following safety guidelines while thinking outside the box.