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Mora County Notebook - Easter Egg Hunt huge success

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By Ruth Fort

Lent and the Easter season mean a lot to the people of Mora.

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There are special Bible studies and services during this time to remind us that this is a special religious time.

It is also a time of joy in the new spring that is upon us. There are parties and special times for all.

One tradition that is carried out is the egg hunt. The Mora people really went all out for this custom. Children from 8 months to 80 years enjoyed the traditional custom.

The sheriff’s department held its second annual egg hunt on March 31.

There were more than 150 participants hunting for 5,000 plastic eggs that contained a variety of candy. Everyone had a good time. And everyone got a prize, and the winner got an extra special gift. The parents were helpers and enjoyed it as much as the children.

On Thursday, the senior citizens had their annual egg hunt on the senior citizen grounds. They found eggs with candy and money. The golden egg held a $10  bill and many eggs had $1 bills as well as candy. They enjoyed it as much as their grandchildren do in their egg hunts.

On Saturday, the Rangers at Coyote Creek State Park had an open house and egg hunt.

On Easter Sunday afternoon, the deacons and members of the Mora Presbyterian Church held a community egg hunt with prizes for everyone and crafts and games.

The Easter Bunny made a special appearance and handed out baskets.

There was face painting and crafts enjoyed by all including the adults.

Everyone came away with a lot of prizes and eggs.

Mora really celebrated, giving their children and adults a good time and still honoring the one Easter is all about.

As someone put on Facebook, “It’s not all about the bunny.”  

School board honors students
On April 5 the Wagon Mound School Board held an Honors Breakfast at the Wagon Mound Board Room. The students who were the guests of honor were the third quarter honor roll students along with Dylan Quimby, 7th grader and José Aguilar, 11th grader. Their parents were also invited and honored as well.

The honor roll students were: A Honor roll — 12th grade: Corey Muniz, B honor roll — 9th grade: Danny Gray and Jessie  Peralta, 11th grade: Geraldo Trujillo and 12th grade: Amber Maestas and Darlene Trujillo.

These students have shown their work ethic to reach this goal.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may  be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.