Children’s Easter egg Hunt at Swiss Villa April 16th


  After a two year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay will again host the community children’s Easter Egg Hunt.

  The event will be held on the grounds of the facility, located on West Main Street across from the high school, on Saturday morning, April 16th, and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

  Swiss Villa Activities Director Miranda Mangold said that preparing for the event is something that the residents have been enthusiastically working on for about a month.

  “There’s over 5,000 eggs filled with candy,” Mangold said. “Everyone has had a lot of fun getting all of those eggs filled with candy. We took it over after the YMCA quit doing it, we decided that we would do it. We’ve had tons of people in the community donate eggs and candy — so we’re not doing it on our own. We wouldn’t be able to do it without the community.”

  The event is open to children from less than one year old up to 12 years old, with special areas designated for each age group. When parents arrive with their children, the event will be coordinated in the front parking lot, with volunteers directing children to their age-specific area.

  The egg hunt will happen rain or shine, show everyone should be aware of the weather conditions that morning.

  Along with hunting for candy-filled eggs, there will be other special prizes that children will have the opportunity to win.

  “There will be a lot prizes,” she said. “We’re going to have bikes to give away. Those are being donated by the VFW and American Legion. There will be baskets, toys, golden eggs.”