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Phi Theta Kappa members accepted donations of candy for the event and stuffed more than 1,000 plastic eggs with prizes.

Photo courtesy of: Lancaster Campus

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Lancaster students put on egg hunt


The Easter Bunny was able to come a little early for dozens of children who are part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County, thanks to a little help from members of Phi Theta Kappa on the Ohio University Lancaster campus.

The national honor society has organized an Easter Egg Hunt on the Lancaster campus for Big Brothers Big Sisters for the last several years.

This year’s event was held Saturday afternoon and included the egg hunt, a sack race and a pizza party.

“We had 68 children and their families attend this year, which is up from approximately 40 kids last year,” said Phi Theta Kappa President Todd McCullough. “The Easter Egg Hunt was a great time!”

Phi Theta Kappa members accepted donations of candy for the event and stuffed more than 1,000 plastic eggs with prizes.

“Each year it gets bigger and better and they just do a fabulous job,” said Anna Tobin, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County.

Tobin says her organization serves all different types of children, including some who live in poverty or come from a single parent home.

“It’s nice for them to have such a wholesome activity with such positive people,” said Tobin.

Tobin says many adult Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers attended the Saturday afternoon hunt, but she said there is still a need for adults to sponsor children in the program.

“We’re always looking for volunteers to be a Big Brother or Big Sister,” said Tobin. “We have a specific need for male volunteers.”

If you are interested in volunteering, Tobin says to visit the organization’s website for more information.