Valley Regional Hospital staff, supporters reflect on 25th anniversary
KENTVILLE - Karen Jenkins vividly remembers the transition from Kentville’s old Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital into a shiny, new facility.
How does it feel to be the leader of the pack at the community Easter egg hunt? His expression says it all.
KENTVILLE - The Surette siblings arrived at the first annual Kentville Kids Easter Egg Hunt with a plan.
“They were near the beginning so they sort of scoped out the scene a little bit,” said Coldbrook resident Carrie Surette, who had her three children between the ages of two and eight at the egg hunt April 15.
“It was good because at the beginning there
Her oldest child, Noah, hoped to win a prize by finding one of three golden eggs hidden at the marsh.
“I think it’s fabulous. It’s such a nice way to get the community out and the weather is beautiful,” said Surette.
“There’s so many people here. It’s amazing.”
There were more than 3,000 eggs scattered throughout Miner’s Marsh for the event
sponsored by NSCC Kingstec, the Town of Kentville and the Kentville Development Corporation Ltd.
Organizer Nicole Robinson had mixed emotions about how the egg hunt unfolded. She was thrilled to see so many people show up for the
“We’ll do a better job next year of figuring the numbers out,” she said.
“My only thing is I feel so bad because we only had about 300 people sign up, and we’ve had over 1,000 people.”
Robinson ran to the store during the hunt to buy more eggs to hide for the kids that were near the back of a long line that stretched out into the parking lot for Miner’s Marsh.
“I had no idea that it would have this kind of