Every Easter, a group of ADCO/Grier team members get together to spread candy, give away bikes and share in a community event that bring together 500 children and their families in the City of Oakland.
This year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt took place at Arroyo Viejo Park and ADCO was proud to donate 10,000 pieces of candy and bring many employees and their family members to help volunteer for the event. The event was broken into three age groups, with the first hunt starting at 11am for the three-to-five year-old children. For the younger group, our team spread the candy on the concrete so the children could just run and grab as much candy as possible. The parents stood close by cheering on the children as they filled their bags, pillow cases and containers to the brim.
The next age group consisted of children from six-to-10 year-olds. It was hard work keeping these children behind the caution tape until the start of the hunt. One of our superintendents jokingly said, “This is more stressful than working my project!” To his point, when it was time for the children to start, our team had to run as fast as we could to get out of their way! It was such a blessing to see the smiles and excitement on the children’s faces as they grabbed every piece of candy. The last part of the hunt was designed for children over 10 years old. This one was more mellow, as the teens strategically picked the areas they were going to gather candy from.