Hundreds of people participate in the Fit for Youth Easter egg hunt in Lorain – Morning Journal
Between 500 and 700 people came to celebrate the Easter holiday with their community in Oakwood Park on April 16.
The event included an Easter egg hunt as well as a barbecue lunch, games, music and more.
It was organized by Fit for Youth, an organization recently created to promote positive activities for young people in Lorain.
“We do not serve any side of Lorain or the county. All young people are invited and encouraged to participate,” said Terry Atkinson, one of the organizers of the event.
“It was a great turnout…much bigger than last year,” Atkinson said while eating a hot dog with a group of people under a picnic pavilion.
The nonprofit agency launched the event last year and between 300 and 400 people attended.
Atkinson and Rachel Grady, the other event organizer, are grateful for the support they have received from the public, community leaders, businesses and other organizations.
“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community. I’m excited about this. It is something positive that we need for our children. We don’t have a recreation center so we have to find positive things for the kids to do,” Grady said.
“The love is so huge here. It shows that we are united as a community.
The Fit for Youth group started with 36 children when it was formed three years ago and now includes 93 children, Grady added.