Eggs, prizes the bounty in Millsboro, Frankford events

SUSSEX COUNTY – Day-before-Easter excitement existed in Frankford and Millsboro Saturday with egg hunts and other activities.

The Easter Bunny made special appearances at both events.

The Millsboro event, held by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, was staged at scenic Cupola Park. It was sponsored by Kim Benton State Farm and the Sussex Post newspaper.

Frankford’s three-hour event was held at Frankford Town Park through the efforts of Envision Frankford.

Millsboro

Several thousand eggs – about 5,000 in all – were gobbled up quickly in three separate egg-hunting waves.

Eight-year-old Leila Albright found one of the special eggs and was thoroughly egg-cited to learn of her prize: two passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Delmar.

Lucky hunters who found special eggs also received prizes donated by Midway Speedway in Rehoboth Beach, Shall We Bounce in Lewes and Viking Mini Golf in Fenwick Island.

Local disc jockey Brian K. Hall – bunny ears and all for the special occasion – served as master of ceremonies.

Frankford

Santa Claus usually arrives by sleigh. Saturday, the Easter Bunny arrived on Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Gator 76 ATV.

Envision Frankford’s 3rd Annual Egg Scramble brought hundreds of egg-hunters, who gathered eggs and took part in free games and activities at booths and tables of sponsoring organizations.

Dozens of eggs were good for special prizes, other than candy.

In observance of National Stop the Bleed Day, the Egg Scramble offered emergency response training in controlled bleeding procedures. Participants also had the opportunity to learn basic potential life-saving training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the Take 10 CPR course under tutelage of Sussex County EMS paramedic Andrew Vickers and members of the Frankford squad.

National Stop the Bleed Day is a nationwide effort under the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) umbrella. Its aim is to prevent death in trauma bleeding; 20 percent of people who die from traumatic injuries could survive with quick bleeding control.

Six-year-old Cameron Irving of Frankford learns CPR from Sussex County EMS paramedic Andrew Vickers in the Take 10 CPR demonstration. Looking on are his sister Carmella and mother Chelsea Powell.

“It really focuses on how to control bleeding, if you were to find yourself in an active shooter or some type of hostile event, and there would be trauma and you would be bleeding,” said Envision Frankford spokesman Robbie Murray, who is a paramedic. “There are certain techniques that you can do.”

Frankford town government leaders were volunteers for the Egg Scramble, made possible on Saturday by the efforts of Envision Frankford members: The Father’s House, Frankford United Methodist Church, Antioch AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary and Envision Frankford newcomer Frankford Church of Christ.

“This is the first event that they have been with us. They joined Envision Frankford just recently,” said Mr. Murray.

All sponsors donated prizes. “Many of the organizations went ahead and sort of grabbed their own age group and then took care of that,” Mr. Murray said.

Frankford’s egg hunt included a designated “hunt” area for children with special needs. Colt Clobes of Georgetown was among those with special needs who took part.

“This is  the only place that has something for my son,” said Debra Clobes.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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