Easter week a.k.a. spring break is usually a neat time of year.
That’s not always true. There was that year back in the 1960s when a rash of tornadoes decimated parts of Indiana, but I digress.
This Easter break was neat, despite less than ideal weather thanks to the efforts of three groups in particular.
Our Clay County kids enjoyed two Easter egg hunts, thanks to First Christian Church, the YMCA and the French family. The French family partnered with the YMCA this year and, technically, their Easter egg hunt for the community was held on a weekend before Easter week but it was enjoyed and appreciated and heralded the arrival of spring, as it has for many years.
The YMCA opened its doors to children for the annual Spring Break program, which allowed parents to drop off their children for up to 12 hours a day, time that will create life-long memories for the children as they grow into adults.
On Saturday, First Christian Church had its community Easter egg hunt at Forest Park, as the church has done for a decade, their minister said.
All week long, these events have triggered fond memories of our children growing up and, much more recently, our grandchildren.
Our staff really gets a bonus all year long as you share your children with us in sports, musicals and the stories we write that feature your kids, your schools, your teachers and all the adults that get to lead your children.
It’s a “tough” job but someone has to do it. Of course, we have the privilege of doing our interviews, taking our pictures and then leaving your chidlren, not unlike grandparents who get to spend time with the grandchildren and then go home.
Clay County is rich in many ways, our history, our present, and mostly, in the people who live here.
It’s been said repeatedly that Clay County takes care of its own and that is seen year after year.
When there is a fire, people open bank accounts and contribute to help families get back on their feet.
When someone dies, we notice the funeral home parking lots are full of cars that carried friends to the funeral home to give comfort in time of loss.
But our greatest treasure is the fact that we have so many beautiful children. As I said, caring for them, loving them, teaching them and bragging on their accomplishments is a “tough” job but someone has to do it.
We, at The Brazil Times, are honored to have a part in that.