Eggsactly what was needed - Three Belvoir groups sponsor annual Easter egg hunt
March 30, 2010
The Defense Acquisition University was the site of the 23rd annual Exceptional Family Member Program Easter egg hunt Saturday.
DAU personnel started the egg hunt more than two decades ago as a way to give back to the community. Each year, DAU and the Protestant Women of the Chapel partner to provide one of Fort Belvoir EFMP's most popular events.
The Protestant Women of the Chapel provided Easter baskets with candy, stuffed animals, books, and games. This year, the PWOC ladies also made blankets and cloth books for the families to take home.
DAU provided the space, candy, eggs, lunch, and the Easter buckets to collect the eggs. The Easter Bunny visited the families who took pictures with him. DAU volunteers manned activities, including face-painting, arts and crafts, and games. The event ended with the children taking turns swinging at a surprise-filled piAfA+-ata.
EFMP wants to send out a big thank you Donna Reece, the DAU volunteers, and the Easter Bunny for their longtime commitment to the EFM families. The DAU volunteers said they find working with the event satisfying because they can see the enjoyment their efforts have for the children and their families.
The families also shared what a wonderful time they had and expressed their appreciation to the DAU staff and the PWOC for their efforts.
The Fort Belvoir EFMP is available for additional recreational activities, parent support groups, information and referral, and other help. Active-duty Army EFMs meeting eligibility criteria may be eligible for Army EFMP respite care. All EFM families are invited to contact the ACS EFMP program at 703-805-5435.