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Egg Hunt at Kimball Jenkins Estate

 

This year is the first year we did an Easter egg hunt. I usually shy away from these sort of things as they bring out the “selfish” in people. However, I heard of a hunt at the Kimball Jenkins Estate. I decided it would be fun to give it a try.
The Kimball Jenkins Estate is a lovely piece of property gifted to the city of Concord. It is well known in our area for being a place that promotes the arts. Along with the arts they also rent out their facilities for weddings and other events.
“The School of Art was a gift to the people of Concord from the last of the Kimball heirs, Carolyn Jenkins. Carolyn was a longtime lover of both art and community and was herself a prominent figure in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Through her career, she worked with legends as diverse as Angela Lansbury, David Carradine and Julie Andrews, and her appreciation for her hometown and the arts led her to dedicate The Kimball Jenkins Estate to the “encouragement of art” after her passing.
The Estate does a good job of bringing art to the community, and also helps the community itself make art, says Estate Director Ryan Linehan. “We want to honor the intent of the property and enliven the community in the process.”
http://www.newhampshirehomes.com/articles/kimball-jenkins-estate-a-historic-home-for-the-arts

The hunt started at 10:15 and ended at 10:19.  It took very little time to pick that place clean!  I will give it to the organizers…there was an abundance of eggs to be collected and it was broken up into age groups so the little ones were not mowed over by the bigger ones.

On a side note, I was very proud of Little Girl.  A boy showed up late…an egg hunt is not something you want to show up late for…and Little Girl shared her eggs so this boy did not go home empty-handed.  Proud momma moment!

To learn more about the Kimball Jenkins Estate you can visit their web page at https://www.kimballjenkins.com/

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18 Comments

  1. Ah definately a proud mummy moment! Looks like a lot of fun was had but they did clear up quick didn’t they? We’re there no eggs hidden from view at all? The weather looks sunny….we have ‘enjoyed; so much rain in the U.K. that egg hunts were a wash out! Thank you for linking to this week’s #dreamteam linky. We hope to see you again next week.

  2. Mother of 3

    Aw, that is so sweet that your daughter shared her eggs. Our town has an egg hunt and I have heard horror stories of adults actually snatching up eggs for their kids and taking it from others. We never attempted it but it looks like a fun time. #ExplorerKids

    1. beachchairtracy

      I think next year I may host one for the kids in our complex and have eggs a certain color that they can collect. We shall see!

      1. Mother of 3

        That’s how we used to do it with all the kids in family. We were each assigned our own color and it seemed to cut down on fighting that way. Thanks for sharing at the Welcome Spring Linky party.

  3. That looks like a fabulous easter egg hunt. What great photos xx #pointshoot

  4. A 4-minute egg hunt, wow you’ve got to be quick these days! Sounded like a lovely venue and event and a very proud Mummy moment for you. My little one was put off treasure hunts a few years back by some boisterous boys so she’d have loved to have been looked after by your Little Girl! #ExplorerKids

  5. WOW I have never seen so many eggs. I can well believe that they collected them so quick though as we do a similar activity at school and it is amazing how fast kids can be when theirs chocolate involved 😉 Your daughter was so sweet, no wonder you were proud. Thank you for linking up to #pointshoot 📷

    1. beachchairtracy

      I must say I was impressed by the amount of eggs they had out. But yes, they went VERY fast!

  6. Awww that so lovely. My daughter did the same with her siblings this year as she has found more eggs than them. #ExplorerKids

  7. It certainly didn’t last long! Well done to your daughter for sharing, you can definitely be proud! #explorerkids

  8. Aww, sounds like you had such a lovely time! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

  9. Good job mom! Isn’t it exciting to watch them grow into compassionate people. #adventurecalling

  10. I like that they let the little ones go first, sometimes the bigger kids really can be selfish and not think to take care of the little ones, although maybe that’s down to the parents. I am glad it was fun, isn’t it funny how quickly those eggs can get collected, chocolate is a great motivator lol. Thanks for linking up with us for #ablogginggoodtime

  11. As sad as it sounds, I have never been on an Easter egg hunt! #adventurecalling@_karendennis

  12. I love a sense of community vibe here. It looks so exciting when everyone come together and have fun doing special occasion like this. Just brillant!

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids

  13. This sounds like a lovely fun day out. It’s good that they divided the eggs into ages to enable the little ones to get their fair share. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling

  14. That is an intense egg hunt! It looks like a fascinating place and I’m glad that everyone managed to get some eggs. Thanks so much for linking up with us #AdventureCalling

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