Chamber hosts annual Easter egg hunt!

Photo by Brian StockmanPhoto by Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

In conjunction with the Ridgway Main Street Program, the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce held the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Elk County Courthouse on Saturday, April 20 beginning at 10 a.m.  For the second year of the event, a change took place with a more traditional "hunt" taking place on the Courthouse lawn instead of a scavenger hunt type which entailed going from business to business downtownundreds gathered to participate, with all children receiving a complimentary basket from the Chamber and Main Street programs. Among the thousands of eggs placed two special ones, a gold specked and a silver speckled were hidden that were the grand prizes, two gift boxes filled with an assortment of candy and toys.  Gabriel Valmont and Jewel McClain were the winners.he Hunt would not have been successful without the combined efforts of both the Main Street Program and the Chamber of Commerce. Beth Shuttleworth, (Main Street Manager) Michele Bogacki, (Ridgway Township/Chamber) Carol Jacobs (Dan Smith Candies/Chamber)  Tina Clancy (Chamber/Ridgway Historical Society) and of course Jack Cleaver (Historical Society/Footlighters/Chamber) who played the Easter Bunny for the day were among the many volunteers. 
The Chamber of Commerce would like to remind everyone that The 20th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will begin on Thursday, April 25 at the Gillis Avenue Complex and continue until April 28. In addition, the Elk County Historical Society Annual Dinner at the Royal Inn will take place on April  26.