Teens can search for 'good eggs'

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation along with Voice is teaming up with local groups for EggFest '07 on Friday, April 6.

This nighttime egg hunt at Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park is for youth in grades 6-12 only, and will have everyone scrambling for prize-stuffed eggs to the beat of music by 100.7 MIX FM radio.

Participants should bring a flashlight for most effective hunting. Food will be available for purchase, and other fun activities will be provided.

Voice, Indiana's youth led movement to expose the unfair marketing practices of the tobacco industry, is teaming up with Greencastle Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Park and corporate sponsors, Kroger and Teachers Credit Union, Putnam County Hospital, and Wal-Mart Distribution Center for the event.

Among the many prizes donated by local "Good Egg" businesses are the "Golden Egg" prizes including a Nintendo Wii provided by Putnam County's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation.

Also up for grabs are a T-Mobile phone, Great Wolf Lodge water park passes, licensing items from Indiana colleges and universities, and hundreds of other goodies including Blockbuster gift cards, gas cards from BP, electronic PSP, GCUBE, GBOY and XBOX games, items from Late Show with David Letterman, Rahal Letterman Racing, gift certificates from Almost Home, IHOP, Pizza Niche, Papa John's Pizza, UNO's, Olive Garden, O'Charley's, Chili's, tickets to King's Island Theme Park, Holiday World Splashin' Safari, Indianapolis Indians, Pacers, Perfect North Slopes, Climb Time Indy, as well as autographed celebrities such as The Bob and Tom Show, Bama, Jeff Simmons, Chris Young, John Mellencamp with many more items arriving daily.

Registration is at the park, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting until 8:50pm. Registration forms will be available at the official EggFest '07 website http://eggfest .googlepages.com, as well as local high schools and middle schools, and at the event. Participants must have a signed permission slip. The cost to hunt eggs is $5, with the official EggFest '07 T-shirts available for purchase of $8. There will also be additional door prizes. The hunt will begin at 9 p.m. with music presented by 100.7 MIX FM and activities lasting until 10 p.m.

To get more information about EggFest'07 visit the web page or to make a donation, contact Meredith Williams, Putnam County's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coordinator at Putnam County Hospital, at 655-2697, or call the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department at 653-3395.

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