Baldwin residents gathered during the first weekend of Spring to enjoy the egg-cellent ritual of Easter egg hunting.

Baldwin High School hosted an egg hunt that brought together families with children aged 2 and up, high school students and area residents to raise money for Relay for Life.

Baldwin High students and staff volunteered for the second annual event to help raise awareness and money for the school’s Relay for Life efforts.

“I think it’s good. Everyone needs help around the community, and it’s good when you can do something to help someone else out,” Terry Primus, a BHS senior who is participating in his second Relay for Life Egg Hunt.

Activities included egg hunts for children in three different age groups and carnival events including a super slide, dunk tank, games, a car show, hot dogs and refreshments.

“The Easter egg hunt is free to get everybody out here, then we’re having the carnival to raise money,” Pam Tindal, co-captain of BHS’s Relay efforts and a student council adviser at the school.

Tindal said an assortment of different student organizations, including student council, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club and Ladies Vocational Instruction, as well as unaffiliated students volunteered to help put on the annual event.

Tindal was looking through a magazine about fundraising activities when she saw the carnival idea and thought: “Wow, we ought to try that.”

The carnival went so well in its first year that Tindal said organizers had to do it again this year.

Carlos and Tosha Barber brought their 6-year-old daughter Carmeisha to hunt for Easter eggs after reading about the event in The Union-Recorder.

“We are enjoying it [the egg hunt],” Tosha said. “It is nice, it’s something good for the kids.”

Felicia King of Covington, who will begin teaching at BHS next year, brought her niece and nephew, Kaitlyn and Caleb, to the egg hunt because it was a safe event that would obviously be fun for them.

Kaitlyn and Caleb’s mother, Angie Todd was a teacher at BHS before passing away as a result of cancer. King said the egg hunt was a good opportunity to raise community awareness about different forms of cancer. Todd was able to live with cancer for three years because she insisted her doctor take extra steps to diagnose the cancer that ultimately took her life.

Events like the Easter egg hunt that raise awareness for Relay for Life and cancer research are wonderful, because no child should have to lose their mother at a young age, King said.

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