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Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt 2017

The 3rd Annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt in Grand Blanc aims to give children with special needs a hunt that doesn't leave them last when picking eggs.

It's that time of year where many Easter egg hunts are organized for kids.

But two Grand Blanc women decided to plan an event where children with special needs could participate and not feel left out.

" I was looking for a special needs egg hunt because I have two special needs grand children," says Melissa Tuttle. "It was hard to take them to a regular egg hunt, especially with one in a wheel chair."

Tuttle reached out to another mom on Facebook hoping she knew of an egg hunt catered to special needs. When neither women could find one, the idea to create one was born.

"Each year our attendance has almost doubled," says Linette Ramos who The Matthew 25:40 Project.

"We have a blind hunt with beeping eggs. We have a quite hunt for autistic children which is usually set off separate from the other hunts so they're not over whelmed by noise, or sound or cars," say Ramos. "There's an adult child hunt because an adult can be thirty or forty but mentally they're three or four and they get to hunt," says Ramos.

Toyia Turner along with her 6-year-old son who has autism attended previously and was impressed.

"We got a note from school and I thought it would be interesting to come to an egg hunt that was catered more to his abilities," says Turner.

The Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2 - 5 pm at New Life Grand Blanc 2237 E. Reid Road, Grand Blanc. MI 48439

Sponsors of this event include: Dort Federal Credit Union, Kroger of Grand Blanc, Magna Holly Electronics Family, and Farm & Home.

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