‘Beeping Easter Egg Hunt’ will be at Wesley Homes this Saturday

BeepingEggHuntVisually impaired children from around the region will hunt for “beeping” Easter eggs with special guest Senator Cyrus Habib at Wesley Homes on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – Noon.

The unique eggs, provided by the CenturyLink Pioneers’ Washington State Chapter, are engineered with electronic circuit boards, batteries and telephone speakers to emit distinctive beeping sounds.

As a result, visually impaired children can use their hearing to find the eggs and share in the joy and sense of accomplishment of a successful Easter egg hunt.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

WHAT: Visually impaired children and their families will fill their Easter baskets with “beeping” Easter eggs at a special Easter egg hunt with CenturyLink, supported by the State of Washington Department of Services for the Blind.

WHERE: Wesley Homes Retirement Community “The Gardens,” 815 S. 216th Street, Des Moines, 98198

Timeline of Events:

  • 10:00: Social time is from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., with a short program at 10:10 a.m. This is a great time to visit with the other families as well as the guide dog puppies with their trainers.
  • 10:10: Opening Remarks: Marlynne Olson Welcome: Sue Anderson, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Washington
  • 10:45: Egg Hunt begins for both sighted siblings and sight-impaired children.
  • 11:30: Special Guest Speaker: Senator Cyrus Habib, Washington State Senate – 15 minutes
  • 12:00: Event concludes. Families will pick up Family Easter Gift Bags as they leave.

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