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The San Angelo Clubhouse is bringing egg hunt fun to its members

The mission of the clubhouse is to empower adults 18 or older with diagnosed mental illness while also transforming lives and building community.
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Lauren Dufrat wears a mask and gloves as a coronavirus precaution as she puts out Easter eggs for her neighbors' children to find, Sunday, April 12, 2020, on Easter Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — This time last year, because of COVID-19, many community members in the greater West Texas area were not able to celebrate Easter and participate in events such as Easter egg rolls. 

The San Angelo Clubhouse is bringing an Easter egg roll to its facility for members to enjoy. 

Samantha Rodriguez, Clubhouse Easter egg roll organizer, said she hopes this event brings celebration back to this facility. 

"It will really bring those together and for those who you know, for those who didn't get a chance to do it last year will get to do it this year," Rodriguez said. "The joy and the excitement of kind of being a kid. It's important to me bringing it here too for those who don't have families to go to for an Easter eggy hunt. They can do that here."

Jennifer Benton, San Angelo Clubhouse member, did not celebrate Easter in 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Benton said she will be participating in this egg hunt and she looks forward to having a community to celebrate with. 

"I think feeling safe with a community of people and doing something fun excites me because I live alone, I'm by myself and so it's boring being alone and it's also lonely. So, it's going to be exciting to do something fun with others," Benton said.

"I want everyone to be excited to let loose and just let your inner kid out and go crazy and look for the eggs safely, but we are going to have lots of fun," Rodriguez said. 

The baskets will be decorated and filled with bunny candies, eggs and grass.

The egg hunt takes place Thursday, April 1 at the Clubhouse and will be open to members. Masks will be required and facility staff will also disinfect all of the plastic eggs as well as countertops and doors.

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