Belmont’s Beeping Egg Hunt

As I prepare for our 3rd Annual Beeping Egg Hunt on April 12, I pause to remember the strong ties that Gari, and especially Corinne Melchers, had with children’s Easter parties during their time here at Belmont.

Several years ago, The Free Lance-Star reporter Jennifer Strobel wrote a magnificent piece on the Melchers and their annual gathering. Puppet shows, egg hunts, favors galore, and refreshments were all on the Easter day agenda for the nearly 50 local boys and girls invited.

As a museum educator, I am grateful to help orchestrate a meaningful event that not only resonates with our site’s history, but also makes our collections accessible to a an under-served museum population.

A big thank you to the many volunteers and sponsors who lent their support to this event:

Fredericksburg Host Lion’s Club, Walker-Grant Middle School National Junior Honor Society members, Wegman’s, Chancellor Lions Club, and UVA’s Delta Gamma Sorority.


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