This year’s Easter Bunny Hunt organised by Alsager Partnership was a huge success with 100 children taking part.
The weather was perfect and from 10am the children and their parents came along to pick up the Challenge Map that had a trail through the town where they had to visit 9 businesses to have their card stamped. Once they had got all 9 stamps, they returned to the start to collect an Easter Egg, have a drink and watch a film show.
Our Easter Bunny entertained while the children queued for their map and Bunny hunter sticker.
The stop off at the Library include a competition to guess how many sweeties in the Jar and this was won by Samson Owen who was the nearest with 113 ( the number in the jar was 114) so almost spot on.
Here are some of the comments from those taking part as well as the businesses.
Beading Amazing - We had a great time stamping all your cards at our "bunny station" today. Well done everybody and Happy Easter
Flower Passion - We had a lovely morning, seeing everyone out being able to do the Easter egg hunt was brilliant thank you to all of our little visitors today. Happy Easter everyone from all at Flower Passion
Two Doors Studio - We thoroughly enjoyed the event. Lots of little people had their card stamped - some quite chatty, some overawed by it all!
Sar Louise - We absolutely loved it thanks to you all very lucky to be part of such a wonderful community xxx
Rachel Morrison - It was a wonderful morning, thank you for organising and for all the lovely businesses.
Maureen Conroy Norman - Wasn’t it lovely to see so many people/little ones around the village this morning Well done to you all looked like you were all enjoying yourselfs especially the Easter bunny
Danielle Forster -Thank you, we had a brilliant morning! So good to be doing this again, we've missed it
The leftover eggs were donated to Alsager Foodbank, seen here being received by the Food Bank Team.
A big thank you goes to our bunny team for all their hard work
Alsager Partnership provided businesses in our Town centre with the opportunity to enter a Christmas Shop Window competition with the incentive that for every winner, the Partnership would donate £50 to the charity of their choice.
The competition ran from the 1st December until 17th December and then a team of judges from Alsager Partnership and Alsager Town Council decided the best three.
The judging Team was made up Alsager Partnership Management Team Representative, the Town Centre Manager and the Town Clerk.
We had some great entries and we ended with 4 winners who are listed below in no particular order along with their chosen charities:
Flower Passion – chose Headway
Stephenson Brown– chose Alsager Food Bank
Two Doors Studio – Heydays
Vets4Pets – Alsager Animals in Need.
The winners were all visited by Father Christmas and the judging Team representatives to hand over the winners certificates.
We would like to thank all those who took part to make Alsager look special during this festive period.
Alsager Partnership joined forces with Alsager Community Support Centre to establish an Alsager Clean Team, the objectives of which are to do a monthly litter pick of our town and help to maintain a clean streets image.
The first litter pick event occurred on Saturday 4th December 2021 with a team of 14 volunteers. Rachel White from the Community Support Centre issued everyone with collection bags and litter pickers and we all set off to litter pick designated areas around the town.
After two hours of litter collection the bags soon piled up and a warm drink at Bank Corner was much appreciated.
All volunteers agreed it was a worthwhile exercise and look forward to the next one which will be on Saturday 8th January 2022.
The Partnership is just one of the many community groups in Alsager who march in the parade to the Cenotaph to commemorate those who died in the two world wars and later conflicts.
John Poulson and Kath Reader represented Alsager Partnership at the parade and laid a remembrance poppy wreath
The number of people lining the streets to watch the parade has increased each year and indicates the respect Alsager residents have for this commemorative event.