|Hundreds Flock to Limestone for Easter Egg Hunt|
On a picture perfect Saturday morning, more than 300 youngsters and their parents covered the Limestone front lawn for the College's first Community Easter Egg Hunt.
The Easter Bunny brought over 2,000 Easter eggs as well as free books and shoes for every participant. A $100 Wal-Mart gift card was also given away during a drawing.
The event, open to all Cherokee County youngsters from preschool age to fifth grade, was sponsored by the Limestone College Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) and the Cherokee County Literacy Association.
Through their donations, the Limestone faculty and staff provided Easter eggs and candy.
“According to recent statistics, nearly 25% of the Cherokee County population cannot read,” said Limestone senior Jessie Wilkes, a psychology and criminal justice major from Darlington and member of SALC. She also volunteers nearly 20 hours every week as a tutor for the Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County helping youngsters to reach their reading potential. “Through the Easter egg hunt, we put books directly into the hands of the young children, which we hope will get them excited about reading. At the very least, the books should make it easier for their parents to read to them.”