More than 1,200 candy-filled eggs were picked up by infants to 8-year-olds during the annual 4-H Junior Leaders Easter egg hunt March 27 at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.
“It’s a great way for the Junior Leaders to provide a spring event for the community,” said Junior Leader President Shelby Swain, a senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School. “It’s a large event. We always like to see happy, smiling faces.”
The egg hunt is one of two events the organization hosts for the community at no charge. The other is the haunted house and Halloween celebration in the fall. Swain said funds raised from the Junior Leader concession stand during the Hamilton County 4-H Fair and poinsettia sale in December are used to host the two community events.
While the event is free, Junior Leaders were accepting donations for their Relay for Life team that will participate in Noblesville’s upcoming event. They also offered face painting and pictures with Easter-dressed llamas for $1.
Swain said the goal of Junior Leaders is to represent the county and 4-H program by lending a hand to organizations or groups. She added public service is a key focus.
“We’re the future leaders of our world,” she said. “We want to give back to the community.”