Members of the Community are Invited to an Easter Eggstravaganza Hunt on March 24, 2024 at Centenary University
Optional Donations to Benefit The Arc of Warren County

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Washington, N.J., March 11, 2024 – Members of the community are invited to an Easter Eggstravangza starting at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2024 on the front lawn of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building at Centenary University (400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown). This event is presented by The Hackettstown High School Key Club, the Hackettstown BID and the Centenary University Alumni Association Executive Board.  This event is free, however, donation boxes will be available on-site to support The Arc of Warren County’s Radiothon event with WRNJ, which will be held in April.

This event has evolved as part of a longstanding tradition of Hackettstown High School Key Club’s support of The Arc of Warren County. For over 20 years, The Key Club ran The Arc of Warren County Mini-Carnival at Hackettstown High School and has plans to resurrect this event in 2025. The Easter Eggstravaganza has taken place for the last three years and this is the second year that it will be held at Centenary University. The Centenary University Alumni Association Executive Board combined their traditional community Easter Egg Hunt with this event.

The event will include children’s activities, games and pictures with the Easter bunny and the opportunity to purchase food from Marley’s Gotham Grill’s Food Truck. The hunt will be at 12:45 p.m. for ages 2-5 years old and 1:15 p.m. for participants who are ages over five years old.  Thank you to Mars Wrigley in Hackettstown for donating candy and Das’ Creamery in Budd Lake for providing coupons for a free ice cream cone for 200 eggs. Registration is mandatory and can be completed by using the following link:

 Attendees must bring a copy of the registration on the event date and will close at 200 participants. The Easter Eggstravaganza will conclude by 2 p.m.

“The members of The Arc of Warren County community and myself are thankful for the dedication that the High School Key Club has had for our organization for so many years,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work together in this capacity. In addition, we are so grateful that the Hackettstown BID and Centenary University Alumni Association Executive Board are also supporting The Arc of Warren County in this manner. It should prove to be a fun day for families to experience the beautiful campus of Centenary University and support the individuals who receive services from The Arc of Warren County.”

The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950.  The Arc of Warren County is one of seven hundred chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 70 years.  Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.
Key Club is part of the Kiwanis International family.  It is the largest and oldest service program for high school students.  Key Club works to build leadership and character in high school students and teaches them to work together to serve the community.  It is a student run organization with local officers who are elected by Key Club members within their schools and Board Officers at District and International Conventions.
Centenary University offers extraordinary learning opportunities that empower students to develop intellectually, emotionally, and interculturally – keys to career and personal success.  Under the leadership of President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., the University aspires to advance its reputation as a world class institution offering innovative programs, including the world’s first Master of Arts in Happiness Studies, to life the future of our students and local communities.